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A multimedia comprehensive informatics system with decision support tools for a multi-site collaboration research of stroke rehabilitation
Author(s): Ximing Wang; Jorge Documet; Kathleen A. Garrison; Carolee J. Winstein; Brent Liu
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Paper Abstract

Stroke is a major cause of adult disability. The Interdisciplinary Comprehensive Arm Rehabilitation Evaluation (I-CARE) clinical trial aims to evaluate a therapy for arm rehabilitation after stroke. A primary outcome measure is correlative analysis between stroke lesion characteristics and standard measures of rehabilitation progress, from data collected at seven research facilities across the country. Sharing and communication of brain imaging and behavioral data is thus a challenge for collaboration. A solution is proposed as a web-based system with tools supporting imaging and informatics related data. In this system, users may upload anonymized brain images through a secure internet connection and the system will sort the imaging data for storage in a centralized database. Users may utilize an annotation tool to mark up images. In addition to imaging informatics, electronic data forms, for example, clinical data forms, are also integrated. Clinical information is processed and stored in the database to enable future data mining related development. Tele-consultation is facilitated through the development of a thin-client image viewing application. For convenience, the system supports access through desktop PC, laptops, and iPAD. Thus, clinicians may enter data directly into the system via iPAD while working with participants in the study. Overall, this comprehensive imaging informatics system enables users to collect, organize and analyze stroke cases efficiently.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 February 2012
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 8319, Medical Imaging 2012: Advanced PACS-based Imaging Informatics and Therapeutic Applications, 83190U (16 February 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.910971
Show Author Affiliations
Ximing Wang, The Univ. of Southern California (United States)
Jorge Documet, The Univ. of Southern California (United States)
Kathleen A. Garrison, The Univ. of Southern California (United States)
Carolee J. Winstein, The Univ. of Southern California (United States)
Brent Liu, The Univ. of Southern California (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8319:
Medical Imaging 2012: Advanced PACS-based Imaging Informatics and Therapeutic Applications
William W. Boonn; Brent J. Liu, Editor(s)

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