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Acquisition and review of diagnostic images for use in medical research and medical testing examinations via the Internet
Author(s): Mark A. Pauley; Glenn V. Dalrymple; Quiming Zhu; Wei-Kom Chu
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Paper Abstract

With the continued centralization of medical care into large, regional centers, there is a growing need for a flexible, inexpensive, and secure system to rapidly provide referring physicians in the field with the results of the sophisticated medical tests performed at these facilities. Furthermore, the medical community has long recognized the need for a system with similar characteristics to maintain and upgrade patient case sets for oral and written student examinations. With the move toward filmless radiographic instrumentation, the widespread and growing use of digital methods and the Internet, both of these processes can now be realized. This article describes the conceptual development and testing of a protocol that allow users to transmit, modify, remotely store and display the images and textual information of medical cases via the Internet. We also discuss some of the legal issues we encountered regarding the transmission of medical information; these issues have had a direct impact on the implementation of the results of this project.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 December 2000
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4311, Internet Imaging II, (27 December 2000);
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Mark A. Pauley, Univ. of Nebraska/Omaha (United States)
Glenn V. Dalrymple, Univ. of Nebraska Medical Ctr. (United States)
Quiming Zhu, Univ. of Nebraska/Omaha (United States)
Wei-Kom Chu, Univ. of Nebraska/Omaha (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4311:
Internet Imaging II
Giordano B. Beretta; Raimondo Schettini, Editor(s)

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