System and method for producing medical image data onto portable digital recording media

CAFC
  • US 7,302,164 B2
  • Filed: 01/17/2001
  • Issued: 11/27/2007
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/11/2000
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A system for selecting and automatically recording medical image data onto a data storage medium, the system being connected to a medical image server, the system comprising:

  • an application server;

    a plurality of production stations;

    a plurality of browsing terminals;

    a network connecting the application server, the plurality of production stations and the plurality of browsing terminals, wherein the application server is configured to receive medical image data from the medical image server, the medical images received being formatted in a standard medical imaging format used by specialized computers configured for viewing medical images, the application server further comprising;

    a selection module configured to allow a user to select selected medical image data via at least one of (a) a selected one of the plurality of browsing terminals and (b) the application server,a search module configured to automatically search the medical image server for related medical image data that is related to the selected medical image data,a configuration data module configured to allow a user to input identifying information relating to the selected medical image data,a production station selection module configured to allow a user to select one of the plurality of production stations, wherein the selected production station is configured to receive the selected medical image data and the related medical image data to produce a data storage medium that has recorded on it the selected and the related medical image data, the selected medical image data being recorded on the data storage medium in the standard medical imaging format, andan audit module configured to automatically provide an auditable trail of the selected medical image data;

    a viewing program for the standard medical imaging format that is recorded on the data storage medium, and that is configured to allow viewing of medical image data stored on the data storage medium on widely accessible computers not specifically configured with standard medical imaging software for viewing of medical images; and

    a label automatically printed and applied to the data storage medium at the production station, the label containing the identifying information.

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