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Multimedia electronic teaching file
Author(s): Janice C. Honeyman-Buck; Vidhya Krishnaprasad; Edward V. Staab
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Paper Abstract

To make images and data available to all the radiologists, fellows, and residents at the University of Florida an electronic teaching file was required that was accessible to a wide range of people in a number of locations and could display not only data about cases, but the relevant images to go with the case. The multimedia electronic teaching system (METS) uses Oracle as its database management system with addresses of images stored in the tables. To avoid tedious data entry, a connection to the medical center's radiology information system was made. Findings, diagnosis and ACR codes are entered at the data entry screen along with the image numbers of the relevant images for CT, MRI, and US. These images are retrieved from the PACS system for storage on the METS disks. The user interface to the retrieval and display operation allows a search of any or all of the fields in the database through a query by example facility. Simple image manipulation is possible. A Sun workstation was used to implement the system. The user interface was initially written using the MOTIF window manager that could be run over the network on any other Sun workstation. An upgrade uses a MOSAIC with forms to implement data entry and query facilities.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 1994
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2164, Medical Imaging 1994: Image Capture, Formatting, and Display, (1 May 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.174019
Show Author Affiliations
Janice C. Honeyman-Buck, Univ. of Florida College of Medicine (United States)
Vidhya Krishnaprasad, Univ. of Florida College of Medicine (United States)
Edward V. Staab, Univ. of Florida College of Medicine (United States)


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

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