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Web-based access to teaching files in a filmless radiology environment
Author(s): Richard K. Rubin; Christopher J. Henri; Robert D. Cox; Patrice M. Bret
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes the incorporation of radiology teaching files within our existing filmless radiology Picture Archiving and Communications System (PACS). The creation of teaching files employs an intuitive World Wide Web (WWW) application that relieves the creator of the technical details involving the underlying PACS and obviates the need for knowledge of Internet publishing. Currently, our PACS supports filmless operation of CT, MRI, and ultrasound modalities, conforming to the Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) and Health Level 7 (HL7) standards. Web-based teaching files are one module in a suite of WWW tools, developed in-house, for platform independent management of radiology data. The WWW browser tools act as liaison between inexpensive desktop PCs and the DICOM PACS. The creation of a teaching file is made as efficient as possible by allowing the creator to select the images and prepare the text within a single application, while finding and reviewing existing teaching files is simplified with a flexible, multi-criteria searching tool. This efficient and easy-to-use interface is largely responsible for the development of a database, currently containing over 400 teaching files, that has been generated in a short period of time.

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: 10.1117/12.319811
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Richard K. Rubin, Montreal General Hospital/McGill Univ. (Canada)
Christopher J. Henri, Montreal General Hospital/McGill Univ. (Canada)
Robert D. Cox, Montreal General Hospital/McGill Univ. (Canada)
Patrice M. Bret, Toronto Hospital (Canada)

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

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