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Title: iScout: an intelligent scout for navigating large image sets
Author: Weathermon, Adam C.; Rohling, Robert N.
Issue Date: 2003
Publicly Available in cIRcle 2011-07-05
Publisher Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers
Citation: Weathermon, Adam C.; Rohling, Robert N. iScout: an intelligent scout for navigating large image sets. Medical Imaging 2003: PACS and Integrated Medical Information Systems: Design and Evaluation, edited by H. K. Huang, Osman M. Ratib Proceedings of SPIE Volume 5033, 319, 2003. http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.480462
Abstract: A new intelligent software tool for PACS systems called 'iScout' has been developed that constructs and displays an overview of large series or studies before downloading the set of images to a PACS workstation. The overview consists of two orthogonal cross-section images that allow the user to select and download a subset of images, avoiding long delays that can occur while downloading hundreds or even thousands of images. The iScout also provides a navigational tool, allowing the user to click on anatomical regions and view the relevant slices, while displaying the anatomical location of the image currently being displayed by the PACS workstation software. The construction of an iScout can be done on either a workstation or a server with only minimal overhead that does not significantly affect the speed of loading. A working iScout tool has been integrated with multi-modality PACS workstation software (McKesson Medical Imaging Solutions), and it was found that the iScout can be generated on the workstation with a maximum added overhead of only 3.4 seconds while downloading a study containing 433 512x512 CT images. The iScout is flexible and can generate scouts for virtually all types of CT and MR images, as well as 3D Ultrasound. Copyright 2003 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers. One print or electronic copy may be made for personal use only. Systematic reproduction and distribution, duplication of any material in this paper for a fee or for commercial purposes, or modification of the content of the paper are prohibited.
Affiliation: Electrical and Computer Engineering, Dept ofMechanical Engineering, Dept of
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2429/35887
Peer Review Status: Reviewed
Scholarly Level: Faculty

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