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Development of an indexed integrated neuroradiology reports for teaching file creation
Author(s): Hussain Z. Tameem; Craig Morioka; David Bennett; Suzie El-Saden; Usha Sinha; Ricky Taira; Alex Bui; Hooshang Kangarloo
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Paper Abstract

The decrease in reimbursement rates for radiology procedures has placed even more pressure on radiology departments to increase their clinical productivity. Clinical faculties have less time for teaching residents, but with the advent and prevalence of an electronic environment that includes PACS, RIS, and HIS, there is an opportunity to create electronic teaching files for fellows, residents, and medical students. Experienced clinicians, who select the most appropriate radiographic image, and clinical information relevant to that patient, create these teaching files. Important cases are selected based on the difficulty in determining the diagnosis or the manifestation of rare diseases. This manual process of teaching file creation is time consuming and may not be practical under the pressure of increased demands on the radiologist. It is the goal of this research to automate the process of teaching file creation by manually selecting key images and automatically extracting key sections from clinical reports and laboratories. The text report is then processed for indexing to two standard nomenclatures UMLS and RADLEX. Interesting teaching files can then be queried based on specific anatomy and findings found within the clinical reports.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 March 2007
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 6516, Medical Imaging 2007: PACS and Imaging Informatics, 65160M (21 March 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.710143
Show Author Affiliations
Hussain Z. Tameem, Univ. of California/Los Angeles (United States)
Craig Morioka, Univ. of California/Los Angeles (United States)
David Bennett, Univ. of California/Los Angeles (United States)
Suzie El-Saden, Univ. of California/Los Angeles (United States)
Usha Sinha, Univ. of California/Los Angeles (United States)
Ricky Taira, Univ. of California/Los Angeles (United States)
Alex Bui, Univ. of California/Los Angeles (United States)
Hooshang Kangarloo, Univ. of California/Los Angeles (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6516:
Medical Imaging 2007: PACS and Imaging Informatics
Steven C. Horii; Katherine P. Andriole, Editor(s)

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