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Extending PACS functionality: towards facilitating the conversion of clinical necessities into research-derived applications
Author(s): Fernando Yepes-Calderon; Frisca Wihardja; Edward Melamed; Min Song; Giustino Paladini; Natasha Lepore; Marvin Nelson; Stephan Erberich; Stefan Bluml; J. Gordon McComb
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Paper Abstract

The Picture Administration and Communications System (PACS) was designed to replace the old film archiving system in hospitals in order to store and move varying medical image modalities. Using the standard Internet transport protocol, PACS creators designed a robust digital signaling platform to optimize media use, availability, and confidentiality. Nowadays PACS has become ubiquitous in medical facilities but lacks imaging analytical capabilities. A myriad of initiatives have been launched in the hope of achieving this goal, but current solutions face issues with security and ease-of-use that have precluded their widespread adoption.

Here, we present a PACS-based image processing tool that safeguards patient confidentiality, is user-friendly and is easy to implement. The final product is platform-independent, has a small degree of intrusiveness and is well suited to clinical and research work flows.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 January 2017
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 10160, 12th International Symposium on Medical Information Processing and Analysis, 1016015 (26 January 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2264350
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Fernando Yepes-Calderon, Children's Hospital Los Angeles (United States)
Frisca Wihardja, Children's Hospital Los Angeles (United States)
Edward Melamed, Children's Hospital Los Angeles (United States)
Min Song, Children's Hospital Los Angeles (United States)
Giustino Paladini, Children's Hospital Los Angeles (United States)
Natasha Lepore, Children's Hospital Los Angeles (United States)
Marvin Nelson, Children's Hospital Los Angeles (United States)
Stephan Erberich, Children's Hospital Los Angeles (United States)
Stefan Bluml, Children's Hospital Los Angeles (United States)
J. Gordon McComb, Children's Hospital Los Angeles (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10160:
12th International Symposium on Medical Information Processing and Analysis
Eduardo Romero; Natasha Lepore; Jorge Brieva; Jorge Brieva; Ignacio Larrabide; , Editor(s)

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