Design and implementation of an Internet-based medical image viewing system

Shawn P. Laird, Johnny S.K. Wong, William J. Schaller, Bradley J. Erickson, Piet C. De Groen

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Electronic medical image viewers combined with picture archival and communication systems have become a common part of how hospitals manage their images. Typically, these electronic viewers are platform-dependent and are designed to make use of images stored on a workstation or local area network. However, the rise of the Internet and the ubiquity of the Web browser open up a wide range of new possibilities for distributing and accessing these images. The Internet allows us to pull information distributed across many geographically separated data sources, while the Web browser provides a common environment from where programs can be launched. This document details the design of an Internet-based, platform-independent medical image viewing system that harnesses the potential of these technologies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)167-181
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Systems and Software
Issue number2
StatePublished - May 15 2003


  • Medical imaging
  • Picture archival and communication systems
  • Telemedicine
  • Teleradiology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Information Systems
  • Hardware and Architecture


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