Review and interpretation of MR imaging studies with PACS: Creating uniform series descriptors for radiologists and referring physicians Journal Article


Authors: Schwartz, L. H.; Kijewski, P.; Lynch, K.; Lis, E.; Panicek, D. M.
Article Title: Review and interpretation of MR imaging studies with PACS: Creating uniform series descriptors for radiologists and referring physicians
Abstract: OBJECTIVE. We sought to identify a limited set of standardized descriptors for various MR image series on a picture archiving and communications system (PACS) and to apply these descriptors to both existing and newly acquired MR images. CONCLUSION. Of the 47,028 MR image series in our PACS, approximately 2500 had been assigned unique descriptors, and nearly 82% of the descriptors had a frequency of appearance of less than 5%. We reduced the number of descriptors to 146 without loss of essential information. Use of standardized descriptors may facilitate identification of various MR image series.
Keywords: nuclear magnetic resonance imaging; magnetic resonance imaging; imaging system; standardization; physicians; radiologist; referral and consultation; physician; radiology information systems; information system; patient referral; radiographic image interpretation, computer-assisted; humans; human; priority journal; article; subject headings
Journal Title: American Journal of Roentgenology
Volume: 179
Issue: 3
ISSN: 0361-803X
Publisher: American Roentgen Ray Society  
Date Published: 2002-09-01
Start Page: 575
End Page: 577
Language: English
PUBMED: 12185022
PROVIDER: scopus
DOI: 10.2214/ajr.179.3.1790575
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Notes: Export Date: 14 November 2014 -- Source: Scopus
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MSK Authors
  1. David M Panicek
    116 Panicek
  2. Eric Lis
    105 Lis
  3. Lawrence H Schwartz
    282 Schwartz