Integrating patient digital photographs with medical imaging examinations

Academic Article

Abstract

  • We introduce the concept, benefits, and general architecture for acquiring, storing, and displaying digital photographs along with medical imaging examinations. We also discuss a specific implementation built around an Android-based system for simultaneously acquiring digital photographs along with portable radiographs. By an innovative application of radiofrequency identification technology to radiographic cassettes, the system is able to maintain a tight relationship between these photographs and the radiographs within the picture archiving and communications system (PACS) environment. We provide a cost analysis demonstrating the economic feasibility of this technology. Since our architecture naturally integrates with patient identification methods, we also address patient privacy issues. © 2013 The Author(s).
  • Published In

    Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    Pubmed Id

  • 1927866
  • Author List

  • Ramamurthy S; Bhatti P; Arepalli CD; Salama M; Provenzale JM; Tridandapani S
  • Start Page

  • 875
  • End Page

  • 885
  • Volume

  • 26
  • Issue

  • 5