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Transforming medical imaging applications into collaborative PACS-based telemedical systems
Author(s): Rouzbeh Maani; Sergio Camorlinga; Neil Arnason
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Paper Abstract

Telemedical systems are not practical for use in a clinical workflow unless they are able to communicate with the Picture Archiving and Communications System (PACS). On the other hand, there are many medical imaging applications that are not developed as telemedical systems. Some medical imaging applications do not support collaboration and some do not communicate with the PACS and therefore limit their usability in clinical workflows. This paper presents a general architecture based on a three-tier architecture model. The architecture and the components developed within it, transform medical imaging applications into collaborative PACS-based telemedical systems. As a result, current medical imaging applications that are not telemedical, not supporting collaboration, and not communicating with PACS, can be enhanced to support collaboration among a group of physicians, be accessed remotely, and be clinically useful. The main advantage of the proposed architecture is that it does not impose any modification to the current medical imaging applications and does not make any assumptions about the underlying architecture or operating system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 March 2011
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 7967, Medical Imaging 2011: Advanced PACS-based Imaging Informatics and Therapeutic Applications, 79670D (25 March 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.877843
Show Author Affiliations
Rouzbeh Maani, Univ. of Manitoba (Canada)
TRLabs (Canada)
Sergio Camorlinga, Univ. of Manitoba (Canada)
TRLabs (Canada)
Neil Arnason, Univ. of Manitoba (Canada)
TRLabs (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7967:
Medical Imaging 2011: Advanced PACS-based Imaging Informatics and Therapeutic Applications
William W. Boonn; Brent J. Liu, Editor(s)

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