Talks and Poster Presentations (without Proceedings-Entry):
F. Mistelbauer, G. Mistelbauer, E. Gröller:
"ActiveDICOM - Enhancing Static Medical Images with Interaction";
Poster: Eurographics Workshop on Visual Computing for Biology and Medicine (VCBM),
Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) is a well-establish standard in medical imaging, consisting not only of image data, but sensitive data such as patient and examination information. Nowadays, although having a large variety of advanced rendering techniques available, DICOM images are still generated and sent to the Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS). These images are then fetched by the medical doctor from a workstation and used for medical reporting. The user has no other possibilities than being able to change the windowing function for displaying the DICOM images. If a certain region is of special interest, either images of the whole data set are generated or have to be specifically requested. Both approaches consume a considerable amount of time. Secondly, the image generation on demand remains pending until done by the responsible assistant. Despite supporting a broad range of features and being widely applied, DICOM images remain static. We propose a visualization mapping language, Active DICOM Script (ADICT), which enhances conventional DICOM with interactive elements by combining heterogeneous data, interaction and visualization. Such DICOM images are then called Active Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (ActiveDICOM).
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