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In-house access to PACS images and related data through World Wide Web
Author(s): Christian Mascarini; Osman M. Ratib; Gerhard Trayser; Yves Ligier; R. D. Appel
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Paper Abstract

The development of a hospital wide PACS is in progress at the University Hospital of Geneva and several archive modules are operational since 1992. This PACS is intended for wide distribution of images to clinical wards. As the PACS project and the number of archived images grow rapidly in the hospital, it was necessary to provide an easy, more widely accessible and convenient access to the PACS database for the clinicians in the different wards and clinical units of the hospital. An innovative solution has been developed using tools such as Netscape navigator and NCSA World Wide Web server as an alternative to conventional database query and retrieval software. These tools present the advantages of providing an user interface which is the same independently of the platform being used (Mac, Windows, UNIX, ...), and an easy integration of different types of documents (text, images, ...). A strict access control has been added to this interface. It allows user identification and access rights checking, as defined by the in-house hospital information system, before allowing the navigation through patient data records.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 1996
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 2711, Medical Imaging 1996: PACS Design and Evaluation: Engineering and Clinical Issues, (1 May 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.239289
Show Author Affiliations
Christian Mascarini, Univ. Hospital of Geneva (Switzerland)
Osman M. Ratib, Univ. Hospital of Geneva (Switzerland)
Gerhard Trayser, Univ. Hospital of Geneva (Switzerland)
Yves Ligier, Univ. Hospital of Geneva (Switzerland)
R. D. Appel, Univ. Hospital of Geneva (Switzerland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2711:
Medical Imaging 1996: PACS Design and Evaluation: Engineering and Clinical Issues
R. Gilbert Jost; Samuel J. Dwyer, Editor(s)

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