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Using RSS feeds to track open source radiology informatics projects
Author(s): Paul Nagy; Mark Daly; Michael Warnock; Khan Siddiqui; Eliot Siegel
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Paper Abstract

There are over 40 open source projects in the field of radiology informatics. Because these are organized and written by volunteers, the development speed varies greatly from one project to the next. To keep track of updates, users must constantly check in on each project's Web page. Many projects remain dormant for years, and ad hoc checking becomes both an inefficient and unreliable means of determining when new versions are available. The result is that most end users track only a few projects and are unaware when others that may be more germane to their interests leapfrog in development. RSS feeds provide a machine readable XML format to track software project updates. Currently only 8 of the 40 projects provide RSS feeds for automatic propagation of news updates. We have a built a news aggregation engine around open source projects in radiology informatics.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 April 2005
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 5748, Medical Imaging 2005: PACS and Imaging Informatics, (15 April 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.596050
Show Author Affiliations
Paul Nagy, Univ. of Maryland Medical Ctr. (United States)
Mark Daly, Medical College of Wisconsin (United States)
Michael Warnock, Medical College of Wisconsin (United States)
Khan Siddiqui, Univ. of Maryland Medical Ctr. (United States)
Eliot Siegel, Univ. of Maryland Medical Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5748:
Medical Imaging 2005: PACS and Imaging Informatics
Osman M. Ratib; Steven C. Horii, Editor(s)

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