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Content standards for medical image metadata
Author(s): Marcos C. d'Ornellas; Rafael Port da Rocha
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Paper Abstract

Medical images are at the heart of the healthcare diagnostic procedures. They have provided not only a noninvasive mean to view anatomical cross-sections of internal organs but also a mean for physicians to evaluate the patient’s diagnosis and monitor the effects of the treatment. For a Medical Center, the emphasis may shift from the generation of image to post processing and data management since the medical staff may generate even more processed images and other data from the original image after various analyses and post processing. A medical image data repository for health care information system is becoming a critical need. This data repository would contain comprehensive patient records, including information such as clinical data and related diagnostic images, and post-processed images. Due to the large volume and complexity of the data as well as the diversified user access requirements, the implementation of the medical image archive system will be a complex and challenging task. This paper discusses content standards for medical image metadata. In addition it also focuses on the image metadata content evaluation and metadata quality management.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 December 2003
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 5307, Storage and Retrieval Methods and Applications for Multimedia 2004, (18 December 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.525835
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Marcos C. d'Ornellas, Univ. Federal de Santa Maria (Brazil)
Rafael Port da Rocha, Univ. Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5307:
Storage and Retrieval Methods and Applications for Multimedia 2004
Minerva M. Yeung; Rainer W. Lienhart; Chung-Sheng Li, Editor(s)

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