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The workflow and procedures for automatic integration of a computer-aided diagnosis workstation with a clinical PACS with real world examples
Author(s): Anh Le; Lam Mai; Brent Liu; H. K. Huang
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Paper Abstract

Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) has standardized structure reports (SR) to fully support conventional free-text reports, images, and structured information, thus enhancing the precision, clarity, and value of clinical documents. The SR standard provides the capacity to link key images, region of interest within images, and measurement as result of Computer-Aided Diagnosis (CAD) process. Accordingly, SR bridges the traditional gap between CAD and PACS. Last year we presented an open and universal CAD-PACS integration toolkit that could seamlessly integrate standalone Computer-Aided Diagnosis (CAD) workstations with a clinical PACS based on Structure Report (SR) and IHE Post-Processing. In this presentation, we illustrate the workflow and procedures of CAD-PACS integration by showing examples from some available CAD applications using the toolkit. This proper integration will improve usage of the CAD applications for more accurate analysis and faster assessment in the clinical decisionmaking process.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 March 2008
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 6919, Medical Imaging 2008: PACS and Imaging Informatics, 69190U (13 March 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.772990
Show Author Affiliations
Anh Le, Univ. of Southern California (United States)
Lam Mai, Univ. of Southern California (United States)
Brent Liu, Univ. of Southern California (United States)
H. K. Huang, Univ. of Southern California (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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