Often the visualization is enhanced by animation. Here, a Kiviat tube visualization comparing two patient histories is shown with each Kiviat tube rotating about the time axis. This allows the physicians a better opportunity to compare the two datasets.
Visualization of Patient History Data
Work in collaboration with Faculty of Computer Science, Free University of Bolzano (Italy) and Krankenhaus Meran / Ospedale Merano, Meran/Merano, Italy. In an effort to measure the similarity of patient histories, we developed visualizations of patient histories. Right, two "comb plots" showing the treatment histories of two patients.
Below left, a Kiviat diagram for the same data; bottom right, a "time wheel" diagram for the same data.
"Similarity of chemotherapy histories based on imputed vaues," M.Khatai, J. M. Anderson, M. H. Böhlen, J. Gamper, M. Mitterer, Int. J. Medicdal Engineering and Informatics 4:3, 282-298 (2012).