The utilization of a multimedia PACS workstation for surgical planning of epilepsy

Kent Soo Hoo, Stephen T.C. Wong, Randall A. Hawkins, Robert Knowlton, Kenneth D. Laxer, Howard Rowley

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Surgical treatment of temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) requires the localization of the epileptogenic zone for surgical resection. Currently, clinicians utilize electroencephalography (BEG), various neuroimaging modalities, and psychological tests together to determine the location of this zone. We investigate how a multimedia neuroimaging workstation built on top of the UCSF Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS) can be used to aid surgical planning of epilepsy and related brain diseases. This usage demonstrates the ability of the workstation to retrieve image and textual data from PACS and other image sources, register multimodality images, visualize and render 3D data sets, analyze images, generate new image and text data from the analysis, and organize all data in a relational database management system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)276-286
Number of pages11
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - May 22 1997
EventMedical Imaging 1997: PACS Design and Evaluation: Engineering and Clinical Issues - Newport Beach, United States
Duration: Feb 22 1997Feb 28 1997


  • Epilepsy
  • Multimedia
  • PACS
  • Surgical planning
  • Workstation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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