Issue No. 01 - January/February (2001 vol. 21)
Modern health care delivery relies heavily on digital imaging technologies, which provide tools for diagnosis, treatment, and surgery. Many picture archiving and communications systems (PACS) have been developed for medical image acquisition, archiving, communication, retrieval, processing, distribution, and display. However, current PACS systems usually require dedicated hardware, licensed software, and considerable maintenance. The access and manipulation of medical image data are therefore fairly expensive, complex, and inconvenient. This article presents a Web-based prototype system that enables efficient access and manipulation of digital medical image data on a much wider scale and at much lower cost than existing systems.
Medical Imaging, Image Processing, World Wide Web, Internet Media
Weidong Cai, Dagan Feng, Roger Fulton, "Web-Based Digital Medical Images", IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, vol. 21, no. , pp. 44-47, January/February 2001, doi:10.1109/MCG.2001.895131