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CIAS: achieving interoperability using CORBA
Author(s): Ramon Alfredo Moreno; Vivian Rodrigues Fiales; Sergio Shiguemi Furuie
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents one of the efforts of the Heart Institute of Sao Paulo for the development of a distributed system for retrieving and research of medical images and medical information. The objective is the implementation of an open architecture based on the Clinical Image Access Service (CIAS) specification, defined by Object Management Group, which allows the recover of meta-data and relevant information for general practitioners and clinical specialists in a multi-platform, distributed environment. The CIAS-InCor was developed in Java language, to achieve multi-platform capability, together with CORBA. The images are received in DICOM format, being stored into relational database for the recover of meta-information through the CIAS specification. A prototype of a CIAS server and client were designed and implemented. It has been possible to recover images and clinical information from the CIAS server in a distributed, non-homogenous environment with success. Through the use of standards and new technologies the Heart Institute of Sao Paulo is reaching a high level of integration between systems and equipments and going towards the development of a complete electronic medical record. The CIAS is still an unfinished specification with good points like interoperability and weaknesses like the lack of semantics between exchanged data.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 May 2002
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 4685, Medical Imaging 2002: PACS and Integrated Medical Information Systems: Design and Evaluation, (16 May 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.467010
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Ramon Alfredo Moreno, Univ. of Sao Paulo and Instituto do Coracao (Brazil)
Vivian Rodrigues Fiales, Instituto do Coracao (Brazil)
Sergio Shiguemi Furuie, Instituto do Coracao (Brazil)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4685:
Medical Imaging 2002: PACS and Integrated Medical Information Systems: Design and Evaluation
Eliot L. Siegel; H. K. Huang, Editor(s)

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