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Complementary concept for an image archive and communication system in a cardiological department based on CD-medical, an online archive, and networking facilities
Author(s): Helmut Oswald; Kay Mueller-Jones; Jan Builtjes; Eckart Fleck
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Paper Abstract

The developments in information technologies -- computer hardware, networking and storage media -- has led to expectations that these advances make it possible to replace 35 mm film completely by digital techniques in the catheter laboratory. Besides the role of an archival medium, cine film is used as the major image review and exchange medium in cardiology. None of the today technologies can fulfill completely the requirements to replace cine film. One of the major drawbacks of cine film is the single access in time and location. For the four catheter laboratories in our institutions we have designed a complementary concept combining the CD-R, also called CD-medical, as a single patient storage and exchange medium, and a digital archive for on-line access and image review of selected frames or short sequences on adequate medical workstations. The image data from various modalities as well as all digital documents regarding to a patient are part of an electronic patient record. The access, the processing and the display of documents is supported by an integrated medical application.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 July 1998
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 3339, Medical Imaging 1998: PACS Design and Evaluation: Engineering and Clinical Issues, (13 July 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.319776
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Helmut Oswald, Deutsches Herzzentrum Berlin und Charite (Switzerland)
Kay Mueller-Jones, Bermed GmbH (Germany)
Jan Builtjes, IPMD GmbH (Germany)
Eckart Fleck, Deutsches Herzzentrum Berlin und Charite (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3339:
Medical Imaging 1998: PACS Design and Evaluation: Engineering and Clinical Issues
Steven C. Horii; G. James Blaine, Editor(s)

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