There is an increasing trend towards the use of digital and multimedia files in medical imaging. Representing images in digital form allows the manipulation of visual diagnostic information in useful and novel ways. However, the lack of mechanisms to manage and distribute complex, interrelated, diagnostic images and text data hinders the effective use of primary imaging modalities in routine medical practice, research and education. To address this need, a networked digital teaching file for medical imaging was developed. This teaching file builds on the availability of existing clinical information infrastructure in hospitals, such as picture archiving and communication systems (PACS) and other recent advances in open systems Internet technology.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design