Future PACS with decision support: content-based case retrieval

Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS) enable efficient digital storage and remote communication of images from multiple medical imaging modalities. While PACS have significantly reduced the physical overload of managing medical image archives, they have also introduced a challenging mental overload to the radiologist in interpreting imaging findings. In this brief communication, we make the point that content-based retrieval approaches for decision support, such as the CaReRa project, can ease the radiological interpretation process.

by Dr Ceyhun Burak Akg