A VNA Manages Images As Well As Related Information
There are basically two types of information objects to be managed: DICOM and non-DICOM, such as waveform documents, PDF, XML, and other text-based formats.
DICOM objects are images and related information like DICOM structured reports and presentation states. The structured reports could be CAD data or measurements performed during ultrasound exams. But, they could also determine which images are identified as key images by the interpreting physician. Key images allow for subsequent retrieval to only pull the most important images of a study.
DICOM presentation state objects are critical as they allow for a vendor-neutral representation of overlays, shutters, and other user manipulations, like zoom, so that the presentation can be preserved. The structured report and presentation state objects are identified with the same study identifier as the images they relate to. This enables them to appear in a study-based query.
- Two types of information objects to be managed
- DICOM includes images and related information like Structured Reports (SR) and Presentation States (PR)
- Structured Reports
- Presentation States
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