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Establishing a Web-based DICOM teaching file authoring tool using open-source public software.

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TitleEstablishing a Web-based DICOM teaching file authoring tool using open-source public software.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2005
AuthorsLee, W-J, Yang, C-Y, Liu, K-L, Liu, H-M, Ching, Y-T, Chen, S-J
JournalJournal of digital imaging : the official journal of the Society for Computer Applications in Radiology
Volume18
Issue3
Pagination169-75
Date Published2005 Sep
Abstract

Online teaching files are an important source of educational and referential materials in the radiology community. The commonly used Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) file format of the radiology community is not natively supported by common Web browsers. The ability of the Web server to convert and parse DICOM is important when the DICOM-converting tools are not available. In this paper, we describe our approach to develop a Web-based teaching file authoring tool. Our server is built using Apache Web server running on FreeBSD operating system. The dynamic page content is produced by Hypertext Preprocessor (PHP). Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine images are converted by ImageMagick into Joint Photographic Experts Group (JPEG) format. Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine attributes are parsed by dicom3tools and stored in PostgreSQL database. Using free software available from the Internet, we build a Web service that allows radiologists to create their own online teaching file cases with a common Web browser.

Alternate JournalJ Digit Imaging
PubMed ID15924271
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