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Patient-oriented presentation of results of radiological procedures using DICOM-compliant DVD media
Author(s): Osman M. Ratib; Denise R. Aberle; Jonathan G. Goldin; David S.K. Lu; Magdalena Dahlbom; D. Ric McGill; J. Michael McCoy
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Paper Abstract

Some institutions have adopted digital media such as CD ROMs to provide patients and referring physicians with results of radiological procedures. These systems require a computer to review the images and lack the supporting explanations and guidance for patients to properly understand the results. We developed a hybrid DVD encoding format that combines DICOM-compliant image storage format with video streams viewable on any consumer DVD players. The addition of the video material allows radiologists to provide explanations, disclaimers and guidance to the patients regarding the results of the study. The diagnostic report is also included on the DVD as a PDF file and as a set of video frames that can be viewed on a DVD player. The native high-resolution images are also included in DICOM format on the DVD and can be accessed by any workstation equipped with a DICOM viewer. The DVD that can be reviewed on any consumer DVD player overcomes the limitation of CD ROMS that require the use of a personal computer. The results of the radiological procedures become more accessible patients that could be reluctant or unable to use a computer. Also, live video clips add a more personalized note and allow radiologists to convey important messages to the patients. This is particularly useful for self-referred screening procedures where results should always be accompanied with education material and explanations of the findings.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 May 2003
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 5033, Medical Imaging 2003: PACS and Integrated Medical Information Systems: Design and Evaluation, (19 May 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.480471
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Osman M. Ratib, Univ. of California/Los Angeles Medical Ctr. (United States)
David Geffen School of Medicine/Univ. of California/Los Angeles (United States)
Denise R. Aberle, Univ. of California/Los Angeles Medical Ctr. (United States)
Jonathan G. Goldin, Univ. of California/Los Angeles Medical Ctr. (United States)
David Geffen School of Medicine/Univ. of California/Los Angeles (United States)
David S.K. Lu, Univ. of California/Los Angeles Medical Ctr. (United States)
David Geffen School of Medicine/Univ. of California/Los Angeles (United States)
Magdalena Dahlbom, Univ. of California/Los Angeles Medical Ctr. (United States)
David Geffen School of Medicine/Univ. of California/Los Angeles (United States)
D. Ric McGill, Univ. of California/Los Angeles Medical Ctr. (United States)
David Geffen School of Medicine/Univ. of California/Los Angeles (United States)
J. Michael McCoy, Univ. of California/Los Angeles Medical Ctr. (United States)
David Geffen School of Medicine/Univ. of California/Los Angeles (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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