Researchers from Harvard Medical School will collaborate with physicians from Cottage Health System and DR Systems on a live study conducted at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annual meeting in Chicago next month. Visitors to the DR Systems booth can participate in image shuffling, a progressive reading method that departs from traditional, side-by-side image comparison.

The study is being led by Jeremy Wolfe, PhD, from Brigham and Women’s Hospital at Harvard Medical School; Trafton Drew, PhD, from The University of Utah; and Michael Trambert, MD, and Mark Kovacs, MD, of Cottage Health System.

Image shuffling is a new technology patented by DR Systems that enables radiologists to flip between overlaid comparison images in order to better perceive differences or changes between recent and historical images. Participation in the study requires 15 minutes and will take place at the booth. Volunteers will be entered in a raffle to win an iPad.

The RSNA study will test the technology’s application to mammography, but the technique could hold potential for other areas of radiology as well, Wolfe said. “Image Shuffling can tell us something fundamental about human visual perception while at the same time, it could have an impact on clinical practice.”

For more information, visit the DR Systems booth (Hall B, North Building, Booth #6113).