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Design and implementation of computer-aided support for teaching conferences in radiology
Author(s): Akihiro Toshimitsu; Olivia R. Liu Sheng
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Paper Abstract

Many technologies and products related to groupware, the purpose of which is to support cooperative activities in business fields, have been developed over the last decade. To explore the potential of groupware for medical applications, we have focused on face-to-face image reading teaching conferences in radiology and have developed a computer-aided conference support system. The purposes of the system are to facilitate the access to the various types of data to be used in conferences, to encourage synergy in interaction between participants, and to record discussions and thereby enable review of the conferences. The system consists of workstations, databases, and a local area network connecting these components. During a conference, each participant is assigned a workstation and uses it to view and share the data provided. The system displays patient image data on the monitor of each workstation, allows participants simultaneously to enter their comments about the images and links that connect comments to parts of images, and displays all comments and links. Comments can be sorted according to keywords and image parts selected by the lecturer to reveal problems participants have in common.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 May 1994
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2165, Medical Imaging 1994: PACS: Design and Evaluation, (15 May 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.174317
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Akihiro Toshimitsu, Toshiba Medical Engineering Lab. (Japan)
Olivia R. Liu Sheng, Univ. of Arizona (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2165:
Medical Imaging 1994: PACS: Design and Evaluation
R. Gilbert Jost, Editor(s)

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