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DicomPrint, an Application for Managing DICOM Images

  • Edlira KalemiEmail author
  • Edlira Martiri
  • Brunela Manaj
  • Dionis Prifti
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9281)

Abstract

Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) is a standard for handling, storing, printing and transmitting information in medical imaging. It includes: the file format and the networking protocol. The image consists of a list of attributes which contains a) metadata for image like size, dimensions, resolution etc. and b) patient metadata like patient name, sex, ID, age etc. The process of reading and printing the image in itself is difficult because of the adaption between different modalities and devices.

The aim of this work is to develop an application that reads, views and prints DICOM images of a certain user, regardless of the device. The image can be printed with and without the patient metadata and has to be integrated in the DICOMRX (RxScan) software, developed by GrowIdeas Ltd which examines the patient and scans his/her inner parts. The developed application selects a DICOM image from a folder, extracts its metadata and loads these data into a form. The form is then printed according to the needs of the doctor.

Keywords

DICOM format Metadata Printing format 

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Copyright information

© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  • Edlira Kalemi
    • 1
    Email author
  • Edlira Martiri
    • 2
  • Brunela Manaj
    • 3
  • Dionis Prifti
    • 3
  1. 1.GrowIdeas AlbaniaUniversity of TiranaTiranaAlbania
  2. 2.University of TiranaTiranaAlbania
  3. 3.GrowIdeas AlbaniaTiranaAlbania

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