Integration of a Zero-footprint Cloud-based Picture Archiving and Communication System with Customizable Forms for Radiology Research and Education

Jason Hostetter, Nishanth Khanna, Jacob C. Mandell

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Abstract

Rationale and Objectives: The purpose of this study was to integrate web-based forms with a zero-footprint cloud-based Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS) to create a tool of potential benefit to radiology research and education. Materials and Methods: Web-based forms were created with a front-end and back-end architecture utilizing common programming languages including Vue.js, Node.js and MongoDB, and integrated into an existing zero-footprint cloud-based PACS. Results: The web-based forms application can be accessed in any modern internet browser on desktop or mobile devices and allows the creation of customizable forms consisting of a variety of questions types. Each form can be linked to an individual DICOM examination or a collection of DICOM examinations. Conclusions: Several uses are demonstrated through a series of case studies, including implementation of a research platform for multi-reader multi-case (MRMC) studies and other imaging research, and creation of an online Objective Structure Clinical Examination (OSCE) and an educational case file.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)811-818
Number of pages8
JournalAcademic radiology
Volume25
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2018
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Cloud-based PACS
  • educational case file
  • multireader study
  • web-based forms

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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