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Design of a test director's workstation for ROC studies in a PACS
Author(s): Dennis L. Wilson; Mark S. Frank; Donald V. Smith; Burnette Nyland
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Paper Abstract

A Test Director's Workstation has been developed to collect radiological exams in a PACS for studies. While the efficacy of PACS systems is being accepted in the radiological community, there remain many questions about the performance of a PACS to be answered. Some of the answers can be supplied by studies comparing the performance of radiologists using the PACS under different circumstances. A workstation that is useful in collecting images from the PACS at Madigan Army Medical Center for studies has been developed. The workstation retrieves the exam from the PACS, writes the exam to a local optical disk for permanent retention, and collects information about the exam in a Test Director's master exam file. In the process of collecting the exam the patient identification is stripped from the images to preserve the patient's privacy. The identification of the patient is retained in the Test Director's master file in order to follow the progress of the patient and determine the `truth' of any diagnosis. The Test Director's Workstation completes its task by helping the test director organize selected exams for reader's disks and by setting up a reader's worklist of exams to be read.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 1994
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2164, Medical Imaging 1994: Image Capture, Formatting, and Display, (1 May 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.174014
Show Author Affiliations
Dennis L. Wilson, Loral Western Division Labs. (United States)
Mark S. Frank, Univ. of Washington (United States)
Donald V. Smith, Madigan Army Medical Ctr. (United States)
Burnette Nyland, Loral Western Division Labs. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2164:
Medical Imaging 1994: Image Capture, Formatting, and Display
Yongmin Kim, Editor(s)

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