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1.  Teaching DICOM by Problem Solving 
Journal of Digital Imaging  2012;25(5):653-661.
The Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) is the standard for encoding and communicating medical imaging information. It is used in radiology as well as in many other imaging domains such as ophthalmology, dentistry, and pathology. DICOM information objects are used to encode medical images or information about the images. Their usage outside of the imaging department is increasing, especially with the sharing of medical images within Electronic Health Record systems. However, learning DICOM is long and difficult because it defines and uses many specific abstract concepts that relate to each other. In this paper, we present an approach, based on problem solving, for teaching DICOM as part of a graduate course on healthcare information. The proposed approach allows students with diversified background and no software development experience to grasp a large breadth of knowledge in a very short time.
doi:10.1007/s10278-012-9471-9
PMCID: PMC3447100  PMID: 22476384
Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine; DICOM; Medical imaging; Healthcare information; Teaching; Problem solving
2.  Using JPEG 2000 Interactive Protocol to Stream a Large Image or a Large Image Set 
Journal of Digital Imaging  2010;24(5):833-843.
The electronic health record (EHR) is expected to improve the quality of care by enabling access to relevant information at the diagnostic decision moment. During deployment efforts for including images in the EHR, a main challenge has come up from the need to compare old images with current ones. When old images reside in a different system, they need to be imported for visualization which leads to a problem related to persistency management and information consistency. A solution consisting in avoiding image import is achievable with image streaming. In this paper we present, evaluate, and discuss two medical-specific streaming use cases: displaying a large image such as a digital mammography image and displaying a large set of relatively small images such as a large CT series.
doi:10.1007/s10278-010-9343-0
PMCID: PMC3180554  PMID: 20978921
Medical imaging; Electronic health record; Image communication; Image streaming; JPIP; JPEG 2000

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