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Formalization of the documentation and playback of a radiological diagnosis in a PACS environment
Author(s): Claudine M. Breant; Ricky K. Taira; Larry Bergeron; Tim Joseph; H. K. Huang
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Paper Abstract

We developed a formal method to organize and to concisely document a radiological diagnoses from a PACS workstation which is acceptable to referring physicians and radiologists. In our PACS environment, images are viewed from a high resolution 2.5 K X 2 K workstation. Based on the requirements for report documentation, tools to easily build, organize and playback a radiological report were developed. A report typically includes multimedia data made up of images, text, graphics and voice. A voice server integrated to the workstation allows a very natural way to include voice reports. Full editing functions are available for dictation. The presentation of the diagnostic report to the referring physicians consists of replaying a script generated automatically from the radiologists actions at the workstation and include displaying the pertinent images with the associated image processing operations, graphics ROI and voice reports. A high level data representation model is defined to handle the representation of both multimedia data (relevant images, graphic pointers to regions of interest, window text and voice report) and the associated sequence of operations that will allow convenient presentation of a report at the workstation. The proposed documentation tool will improve the presentation of cases already viewed and is useful for both the referring physicians and for the radiologists when viewing future studies of the patient.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 1992
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1654, Medical Imaging VI: PACS Design and Evaluation, (1 July 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.60301
Show Author Affiliations
Claudine M. Breant, UCLA School of Medicine (United States)
Ricky K. Taira, UCLA School of Medicine (United States)
Larry Bergeron, DICTAPHONE Corp. (United States)
Tim Joseph, DICTAPHONE Corp. (United States)
H. K. Huang, UCLA School of Medicine (United States)


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

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