World Wide Web interface to digital imaging and communication in medicine-capable image servers

Grover C. Browning, Yun Liang, Kenneth Buckwalter, Robert A. Kruger, Alex Aisen

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Abstract

As a trial project, the Indiana University Department of Radiology has developed a low-cost manner of distributing radiological images throughout a medical environment using the World Wide Web (WWW). The interface requires the user to have a WWW-browser client, such as Netscape, running on UNIX, PC, or Macintosh platforms. A forms-based interface allows the user to query several DICOM-capable machines at the machine, patient, study, series, and image levels. Once an image transfer is initiated, images are prewindowed from 16- to 8-bits, compressed using public domain Joint Photographic Expert Group (JPEG) compression routines, transferred to the WWW client program, and decompressed and displayed using a locally selected image viewing program. At the currently implemented level of compression (75%quality), the entire fetch-transform-JPEG-display process takes 2 to 5 seconds over Ethernet, depending on the platform used.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)178-184
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Digital Imaging
Volume9
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1996

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Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM)
World Wide Web
Internet
Servers
Communication
Medicine
Web Browser
UNIX
Radiology
Group Processes
Web browsers
Public Sector
Ethernet
Interfaces (computer)
Display devices
Mathematical transformations
Costs and Cost Analysis
Costs

Keywords

  • digital imaging and communication in medicine
  • image display
  • image processing
  • picture archiving and communication system (PACS)
  • World Wide Web

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition

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World Wide Web interface to digital imaging and communication in medicine-capable image servers. / Browning, Grover C.; Liang, Yun; Buckwalter, Kenneth; Kruger, Robert A.; Aisen, Alex.

In: Journal of Digital Imaging, Vol. 9, No. 4, 11.1996, p. 178-184.

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