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Self-contained off-line media for exchanging medical images using DICOM-compliant standard
Author(s): Osman M. Ratib; Yves Ligier; Antoine Rosset; Jean-Christophe Staub; Marianne Logean; Christian Girard
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Paper Abstract

The goal of this project is to develop and implement off-line DICOM-compliant CD ROMs that contain the necessary software tools for displaying the images and related data on any personal computer. We implemented a hybrid recording technique allowing CD-ROMs for Macintosh and Windows platforms to be fully DICOM compliant. A public domain image viewing program (OSIRIS) is recorded on the CD for display and manipulation of sequences of images. The content of the disk is summarized in a standard HTML file that can be displayed on any web-browser. This allows the images to be easily accessible on any desktop computer, while being also readable on high-end commercial DICOM workstations. The HTML index page contains a set of thumbnails and full-size JPEG images that are directly linked to the original high-resolution DICOM images through an activation of the OSIRIS program. Reports and associated text document are also converted to HTML format to be easily displayable directly within the web browser. This portable solution provides a convenient and low cost alternative to hard copy images for exchange and transmission of images to referring physicians and external care providers without the need for any specialized software or hardware.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 May 2000
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 3980, Medical Imaging 2000: PACS Design and Evaluation: Engineering and Clinical Issues, (18 May 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.386424
Show Author Affiliations
Osman M. Ratib, Univ. of California/Los Angeles (United States)
Yves Ligier, Univ. Hospital of Geneva (Switzerland)
Antoine Rosset, Univ. Hospital of Geneva (Switzerland)
Jean-Christophe Staub, Univ. Hospital of Geneva (Switzerland)
Marianne Logean, Univ. Hospital of Geneva (Switzerland)
Christian Girard, Univ. Hospital of Geneva (Switzerland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3980:
Medical Imaging 2000: PACS Design and Evaluation: Engineering and Clinical Issues
G. James Blaine; Eliot L. Siegel, Editor(s)

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