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Web tools for effective retrieval, visualization, and evaluation of cardiology medical images and records
Author(s): Marco Masseroli; Francesco Pinciroli
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Paper Abstract

To provide easy retrieval, integration and evaluation of multimodal cardiology images and data in a web browser environment, distributed application technologies and java programming were used to implement a client-server architecture based on software agents. The server side manages secure connections and queries to heterogeneous remote databases and file systems containing patient personal and clinical data. The client side is a Java applet running in a web browser and providing a friendly medical user interface to perform queries on patient and medical test dat and integrate and visualize properly the various query results. A set of tools based on Java Advanced Imaging API enables to process and analyze the retrieved cardiology images, and quantify their features in different regions of interest. The platform-independence Java technology makes the developed prototype easy to be managed in a centralized form and provided in each site where an intranet or internet connection can be located. Giving the healthcare providers effective tools for querying, visualizing and evaluating comprehensively cardiology medical images and records in all locations where they can need them- i.e. emergency, operating theaters, ward, or even outpatient clinics- the developed prototype represents an important aid in providing more efficient diagnoses and medical treatments.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 December 2000
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4311, Internet Imaging II, (27 December 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.411905
Show Author Affiliations
Marco Masseroli, Politecnico di Milano (Italy)
Francesco Pinciroli, Politecnico di Milano (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4311:
Internet Imaging II
Giordano B. Beretta; Raimondo Schettini, Editor(s)

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