A System for Improving the Management of the Lesion and Test Images of Patients

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ABSTRACT

Nowadays, almost every hospital utilizes picture archiving and communications system (PACS) and electronic medical record (EMR) system to manage patient’s data digitally. However, patient’s pictures taken by nurses or physicians to monitor lesions or various test results are not managed well in general. Although for some disease, these pictures provide meaningful information in diagnosis and treatment. In this paper, we propose a management system for these images to improve the accessibility and storability. To manage the images efficiently, the proposed methods utilized the PACS system in the hospital. After sending the image data of each patient to a local monitoring computer, the patient’s information, such as, name, age, male, and registration number were attached on the image. This file was then converted to a DICOM (digital imaging and communications in medicine) files and transferred to the PACS Server. The proposed system promises easy and convenient access on the images of lesions and various test results of patients to support fast and appropriate treatment.

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Cho, S. , Jin, K. , Kim, J. , Huh, S. and Joo, S. (2013) A System for Improving the Management of the Lesion and Test Images of Patients. Engineering, 5, 163-165. doi: 10.4236/eng.2013.510B035.

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