Postprint version. Published in Artificial Intelligence in Medicine, Volume 7, Issue 4, August 1, 1995, pages 343-360.
NOTE: At the time of publication, the author Erika Rogers was not yet affiliated with Cal Poly.
The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0933-3657(95)00009-U.
The work described in this article presents an approach to the integration of computer displayed radiological images with cooperative computerized assistance for decision-making. The VIA-RAD system (Visual Interaction Assistant for Radiology) is a blackboard-based architecture, founded on extensive data collection and analysis in the domain of diagnostic radiology, together with cognitive modeling of the interaction between perception and problem-solving. The details of this system are presented in terms of domain knowledge representation and domain knowledge mapping. A small prototype of the system has been implemented and tested with radiology subjects, and the results of this study are also described.