Date

May 2012

Document Type

Capstone

Degree Name

M.B.I.

Department

Dept. of Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology

Institution

Oregon Health & Science University

Abstract

Digital Imaging Communications in Medicine (DICOM)-compliant equipment is pervasive in radiology, but other domains such as ophthalmology lag behind in this regard. This is not due to a lack of need. Ophthalmologists create, interpret, store and retrieve medical images on a daily basis. These images are central to any clinician’s decision making process and are a keystone in diagnosis and treatment. The ability to accurately and effectively incorporate the image and metadata into a workflow depends largely on adherence to the DICOM standard. To determine areas of possible improvement in DICOM adherence, the workflow of various modalities throughout an ophthalmology department were examined. Potential improvements were found. These options are discussed here, and possible solutions are provided.

Identifier

doi:10.6083/M42805MB

School

School of Medicine

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