By Erik L. Ridley, AuntMinnie staff writer
November 15, 2010

Education Exhibit | LL-INE1147-WEA | Lakeside Learning Center
In this Lakeside Learning Center exhibit, visitors will be able to learn about an automated system for transferring images and clinical data to an external 3D lab.

To access expertise at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in Boston, researchers from Staten Island University Hospital in New York City set up a system that automatically -- based on a set of rules -- sends certain types of CT studies from their PACS to MGH's PACS, said presenter David Hirschorn, MD, from Staten Island University Hospital.

The system also notices when the MGH 3D lab's Web-based system is ready for patient textual information, gathers it from the RIS and PACS databases, and enters it into the Web-based client. This all runs on a virtual machine, Hirschorn said.

Automation decreased the 3D processing turnaround time, ensuring that the 3D processed images were there in time for interpretation of the exam, Hirschorn said.





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