Integrating patient digital photographs with medical imaging examinations.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

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.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

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

Published Date

  • October 2013

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 26 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 875 - 885

PubMed ID

  • 23408010

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC3782605

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1618-727X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s10278-013-9579-6


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States