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Integrating DICOM structure reporting (SR) into the medical imaging informatics data grid
Author(s): Jasper Lee; Anh Le; Brent Liu
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Paper Abstract

The Medical Imaging Informatics (MI2) Data Grid developed at the USC Image Processing and Informatics Laboratory enables medical images to be shared securely between multiple imaging centers. Current applications include an imaging-based clinical trial setting where multiple field sites perform image acquisition and a centralized radiology core performs image analysis, often using computer-aided diagnosis tools (CAD) that generate a DICOM-SR to report their findings and measurements. As more and more CAD tools are being developed in the radiology field, the generated DICOM Structure Reports (SR) holding key radiological findings and measurements that are not part of the DICOM image need to be integrated into the existing Medical Imaging Informatics Data Grid with the corresponding imaging studies. We will discuss the significance and method involved in adapting DICOM-SR into the Medical Imaging Informatics Data Grid. The result is a MI2 Data Grid repository from which users can send and receive DICOM-SR objects based on the imaging-based clinical trial application. The services required to extract and categorize information from the structured reports will be discussed, and the workflow to store and retrieve a DICOM-SR file into the existing MI2 Data Grid will be shown.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 March 2008
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 6919, Medical Imaging 2008: PACS and Imaging Informatics, 691904 (11 March 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.772742
Show Author Affiliations
Jasper Lee, Univ. of Southern California (United States)
Anh Le, Univ. of Southern California (United States)
Brent Liu, Univ. of Southern California (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6919:
Medical Imaging 2008: PACS and Imaging Informatics
Katherine P. Andriole; Khan M. Siddiqui, Editor(s)

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