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Milton Santos presents Medical Imaging Repositories Analysis: DICOM and Clinical Data Mining in Hospital PACS

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2014/03/27: Milton Santos presents Medical Imaging Repositories Analysis: DICOM and Clinical Data Mining in Hospital PACS

27th March 12h Anfiteatro IEETA

“The Radiology departments are increasingly taking advantage of Information Technologies (IT) to enhance the efficiency and quality of patient care services. These IT systems are normally able to handle huge amounts of digital data and to extract relevant fingerprints useful to improve the quality of clinical practice. However, they provide multiple and heterogeneous databases and informational environments, namely regarding to the information stored in Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS). The heterogeneous of environments make the access to the information a challenge to extract relevant data. This presentation describes the deployment and validation process of the Dicoogle system in two health care facilities. Some DICOM metadata access problems are identified and some analysis methodologies are presented. The work developed until now demonstrate some advantages of the use of DICOM metadata stored in medical imaging repositories. This information can contribute to improve the use of DICOM metadata stored over disperse PACS of radiology departments, which otherwise not be used in professional performance characterization”