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Rendering an archive in three dimensions
Author(s): David Asher Leiman; Claire Twose; Teresa Y. H. Lee; Alex Fletcher; Terry S. Yoo
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Paper Abstract

We examine the requirements for a publicly accessible, online collection of three-dimensional biomedical image data, including those yielded by radiological processes such as MRI, ultrasound and others. Intended as a repository and distribution mechanism for such medical data, we created the National Online Volumetric Archive (NOVA) as a case study aimed at identifying the multiple issues involved in realizing a large-scale digital archive. In the paper we discuss such factors as the current legal and health information privacy policy affecting the collection of human medical images, retrieval and management of information and technical implementation. This project culminated in the launching of a website that includes downloadable datasets and a prototype data submission system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 May 2003
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 5029, Medical Imaging 2003: Visualization, Image-Guided Procedures, and Display, (30 May 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.480210
Show Author Affiliations
David Asher Leiman, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
Claire Twose, Johns Hopkins Univ. School of Medicine (United States)
Teresa Y. H. Lee, Univ. of British Columbia (Canada)
Alex Fletcher, Howard Univ. (United States)
Terry S. Yoo, National Library of Medicine (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5029:
Medical Imaging 2003: Visualization, Image-Guided Procedures, and Display
Robert L. Galloway, Editor(s)

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