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Multimedia platform for authoring and presentation of clinical rounds in cardiology
Author(s): Osman M. Ratib; Vivekanand Allada; Magdalena Dahlbom; Lorelle Lapstra
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Paper Abstract

We developed a multimedia presentation platform that allows retrieving data from any digital and analog modalities and to prepare a script of a clinical presentation in an XML format. This system was designed for cardiac multi-disciplinary conferences involving different cardiology specialists as well as cardiovascular surgeons. A typical presentation requires preparation of summary reports of data obtained from the different investigations and imaging techniques. An XML-based scripting methodology was developed to allow for preparation of clinical presentations. The image display program uses the generated script for the sequential presentation of different images that are displayed on pre-determined presentation settings. The ability to prepare and present clinical conferences electronically is more efficient and less time consuming than conventional settings using analog and digital documents, films and videotapes. The script of a given presentation can further be saved as part of the patient record for subsequent review of the documents and images that supported a given medical or therapeutic decision. This also constitutes a perfect documentation method for surgeons and physicians responsible of therapeutic procedures that were decided upon during the clinical conference. It allows them to review the relevant data that supported a given therapeutic decision.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 May 2003
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 5033, Medical Imaging 2003: PACS and Integrated Medical Information Systems: Design and Evaluation, (19 May 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.480463
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Osman M. Ratib, Univ. of California/Los Angeles (United States)
Vivekanand Allada, Univ. of California/Los Angeles (United States)
Magdalena Dahlbom, Univ. of California/Los Angeles (United States)
Lorelle Lapstra, CEDARA Software Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5033:
Medical Imaging 2003: PACS and Integrated Medical Information Systems: Design and Evaluation
H. K. Huang; Osman M. Ratib, Editor(s)

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