Time plays an important role in medicine, both the past and the future. The medical history of a patient represents the past, which needs to be understood by the physician to make the right decisions. The past contains two different kinds of information: measured data (such as blood pressure) and incidents (such as seizures). Planning therapies, on the other hand, requires looking into the future to a certain extent. Visual representations exist for both the past and the future, and they are very useful for getting a better understanding of data or a plan. This paper surveys visualization techniques for both data analysis and planning, and compares them based on a number of criteria.

  1. Visualization Methods for Data Analysis and Planning in Medical Applications. Robert Kosara, and Silvia Miksch International Journal of Medical Informatics, vol. 68, no. 1–3, pp. 141–153, 2002 Abstract PDF