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Multimedia medical archiving system
Author(s): Arun K. Sood; George C. Atallah; Amar Rao; Kathleen G. Perez-Lopez; Matthew T. Freedman M.D.
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Paper Abstract

The demand for digital radiological imaging and archiving applications has been increasingly rapidly. These digital applications offer significant advantages to the physician over the traditional film-based technique. They result in faster and better quality services, support remote access and conferencing capabilities, provide on demand service availability, eliminate film processing costs, and most significantly, they are suitable services for the evolving global information super highway. Several existing medical multimedia systems incorporate and utilize those advanced technical features. However, radiologists are seeking an order of magnitude improvement in the overall current system design and performance indices (such as transactions response times, system utilization and throughput). One of the main technical concern radiologists are raising is the miss-filing occurrence. This even will decrease the radiologist productivity; introduce unnecessarily workload; and will result in total customer dissatisfaction. This paper presents Multimedia Medical Archiving System, which can be used in hospitals and medical centers for storing and retrieving radiological images. Furthermore, this paper emphasizes a viable solution for the miss-filing problem. The results obtained demonstrate and quantify the improvement in the overall radiological operations. Specifically this paper demonstrates an order of 80% improvement in the response time for retrieving images. This enhancement in system performance directly translates to a tremendous improvement in the radiologist's productivity.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 November 1995
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2606, Digital Image Storage and Archiving Systems, (21 November 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.227264
Show Author Affiliations
Arun K. Sood, George Mason Univ. (United States)
George C. Atallah, George Mason Univ. (United States)
Amar Rao, George Mason Univ. (United States)
Kathleen G. Perez-Lopez, George Mason Univ. (United States)
Matthew T. Freedman M.D., Georgetown Univ. Medical Ctr. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2606:
Digital Image Storage and Archiving Systems
C.-C. Jay Kuo, Editor(s)

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