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Organization of intensive therapy unit images on PACS monitors
Author(s): Nicola H. Strickland; David J. Allison; R. Anthony Reynolds; John Crowell; Mark D. Schuurmans; Scott A. Keller
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Paper Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to present the default display protocol (DDP) we have devised for the spatial and temporal organization on PACS monitors of chest images taken in the intensive therapy unit (ITU). The goal is that when a patient has ITU status, his/her images will appear by default automatically ordered and arranged in the configuration most clinically useful and appropriate to the ITU setting. This DDP takes into account features specific to the ITU patient, namely: (1) the comparison of multiple chest images from the same patient in accurate temporal sequence to assess subtle trends in disease course; (2) the ability to display any desired image at maximum resolution for diagnostic purposes, and then quickly revert to displaying the entire image sequence; (3) minimization of the time spent in rearranging images on the display monitor; and (4) adaptation of the DDP to suit 1, 2, or 4 monitor workstations.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 May 1995
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2435, Medical Imaging 1995: PACS Design and Evaluation: Engineering and Clinical Issues, (12 May 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.208786
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Nicola H. Strickland, Hammersmith Hospital (United Kingdom)
David J. Allison, Hammersmith Hospital (United Kingdom)
R. Anthony Reynolds, Hammersmith Hospital (United Kingdom)
John Crowell, Loral Medical Imaging Systems (United States)
Mark D. Schuurmans, Loral Medical Imaging Systems (United States)
Scott A. Keller, Loral Medical Imaging Systems (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2435:
Medical Imaging 1995: PACS Design and Evaluation: Engineering and Clinical Issues
R. Gilbert Jost; Samuel J. Dwyer, Editor(s)

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