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Image manipulation software portable on different hardware platforms: what is the cost?
Author(s): Yves Ligier; Osman M. Ratib; Matthieu Funk; Rene Perrier; Christian Girard; Marianne Logean
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Paper Abstract

A hospital wide PACS project is currently under development at the University Hospital of Geneva. The visualization and manipulation of images provided by different imaging modalities constitutes one of the most challenging components of a PACS. Because there are different requirements depending on the clinical usage, it was necessary for such a visualization software to be provided on different types of workstations in different sectors of the PACS. The user interface has to be the same independently of the underlying workstation. Beside, in addition to a standard set of image manipulation and processing tools there is a need for more specific clinical tools that should be easily adapted to specific medical requirements. To achieve operating and windowing systems: the standard Unix/X-11/OSF-Motif based workstations and the Macintosh family and should be easily ported on other systems. This paper describes the design of such a system and discusses the extra cost and efforts involved in the development of a portable and easily expandable software.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 1992
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1654, Medical Imaging VI: PACS Design and Evaluation, (1 July 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.60265
Show Author Affiliations
Yves Ligier, Univ. Hospital of Geneva (Switzerland)
Osman M. Ratib, Univ. Hospital of Geneva (Switzerland)
Matthieu Funk, Univ. Hospital of Geneva (Switzerland)
Rene Perrier, Univ. Hospital of Geneva (Switzerland)
Christian Girard, Univ. Hospital of Geneva (Switzerland)
Marianne Logean, Univ. Hospital of Geneva (Switzerland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1654:
Medical Imaging VI: PACS Design and Evaluation
R. Gilbert Jost, Editor(s)

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