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A PDA study management tool (SMT) utilizing wireless broadband and full DICOM viewing capability
Author(s): Jorge Documet; Brent Liu; Zheng Zhou; H.K. Huang; Luis Documet
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Paper Abstract

During the last 4 years IPI (Image Processing and Informatics) Laboratory has been developing a web-based Study Management Tool (SMT) application that allows Radiologists, Film librarians and PACS-related (Picture Archiving and Communication System) users to dynamically and remotely perform Query/Retrieve operations in a PACS network. The users utilizing a regular PDA (Personal Digital Assistant) can remotely query a PACS archive to distribute any study to an existing DICOM (Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine) node. This application which has proven to be convenient to manage the Study Workflow [1, 2] has been extended to include a DICOM viewing capability in the PDA. With this new feature, users can take a quick view of DICOM images providing them mobility and convenience at the same time. In addition, we are extending this application to Metropolitan-Area Wireless Broadband Networks. This feature requires Smart Phones that are capable of working as a PDA and have access to Broadband Wireless Services. With the extended application to wireless broadband technology and the preview of DICOM images, the Study Management Tool becomes an even more powerful tool for clinical workflow management.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 March 2007
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 6516, Medical Imaging 2007: PACS and Imaging Informatics, 65160V (21 March 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.710651
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Jorge Documet, Univ. of Southern California (United States)
Brent Liu, Univ. of Southern California (United States)
Zheng Zhou, Univ. of Southern California (United States)
H.K. Huang, Univ. of Southern California (United States)
Luis Documet, Saint John's Health Ctr. (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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