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ImTK: an open source multi-center information management toolkit
Author(s): Adil Alaoui; Mary Lou Ingeholm; Shilpa Padh; Mihai Dorobantu; Mihir Desai; Kevin Cleary; Seong K. Mun
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Paper Abstract

The Information Management Toolkit (ImTK) Consortium is an open source initiative to develop robust, freely available tools related to the information management needs of basic, clinical, and translational research. An open source framework and agile programming methodology can enable distributed software development while an open architecture will encourage interoperability across different environments. The ISIS Center has conceptualized a prototype data sharing network that simulates a multi-center environment based on a federated data access model. This model includes the development of software tools to enable efficient exchange, sharing, management, and analysis of multimedia medical information such as clinical information, images, and bioinformatics data from multiple data sources. The envisioned ImTK data environment will include an open architecture and data model implementation that complies with existing standards such as Digital Imaging and Communications (DICOM), Health Level 7 (HL7), and the technical framework and workflow defined by the Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) Information Technology Infrastructure initiative, mainly the Cross Enterprise Document Sharing (XDS) specifications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 March 2008
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6919, Medical Imaging 2008: PACS and Imaging Informatics, 69190T (13 March 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.772992
Show Author Affiliations
Adil Alaoui, Georgetown Univ. (United States)
Mary Lou Ingeholm, Georgetown Univ. (United States)
Shilpa Padh, Georgetown Univ. (United States)
Mihai Dorobantu, Georgetown Univ. (United States)
Mihir Desai, Georgetown Univ. (United States)
Kevin Cleary, Georgetown Univ. (United States)
Seong K. Mun, Georgetown Univ. (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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