Presentation on theme: "Incorporating Radiology Teaching Files and Microsoft ® PowerPoint ® Files into a MIRC System William Weadock, MD Frank Londy Sarah Abate James Ellis, MD."— Presentation transcript:
Incorporating Radiology Teaching Files and Microsoft ® PowerPoint ® Files into a MIRC System William Weadock, MD Frank Londy Sarah Abate James Ellis, MD Department of Radiology University of Michigan
Introduction - MIRC Web-based teaching file system Upload images and text Search for text with web browser –Free text search –Database field Free software created and supported by RSNA.
MIRC Basic Concepts 3 Main Components –Storage –Query –Case creation Web-based authoring tool Web-based editor –Our institution uses RadPix as the authoring tool
Why do we use MIRC? Created and supported by RSNA John Perry very responsive to questions and suggestions Ability to create / edit / export cases Well documented Emerging standard for teaching files Integrates with other systems –MyPACS.net, etc.
Why do we use RadPix? PC program –DICOM client to receive images –Cropping, annotating, window / leveling –Slide creation MIRC database fields –History, Diagnosis, Pathology, etc. Upload completed PowerPoint presentations Search for text in presentations
Why do we use RadPix? Supports our library of collected DICOM images Since 1997 Logical and flexible workflow Does not require Java installation –Locked down PCs in reading rooms
Disclosure William Weadock, MD Owner, Weadock Software, LLC http://www.RadPix.com
Goals of Teaching File System Public area – accessible to the department Private area - accessible only to the individual Content –Images and text –PowerPoint ® Files –Movies, animations, PDFs, etc. –Quality control Simple to search
Teaching File System Requirements Easy to Install Easy to Use Retain High Quality Images Add Textual Material Edit Cases Output Cases Simple PowerPoint ® Slide Creation HIPAA
Workflow Animation in Progress STEP 1 Teaching images are exported from PACS Step 1 Exported images
STEP 2 Images are opened in RadPix Workflow Animation in Progress Step 2 Images in RadPix
STEP 3 – Option A Images can be placed directly into a PowerPoint ® Presentation Step 3a Send to PPT Workflow Animation in Progress
STEP 4a – Option A Use Power 2 MIRC to upload text and images to MIRC server Step 4a Power 2 MIRC Workflow Animation in Progress
STEP 5 – Option A View on MIRC server Step 5 View on MIRC Workflow Animation in Progress
STEP 3b – Option B Export to MIRC server Step 3b Export to MIRC Workflow Animation in Progress
STEP 4b – Option B Add information with MIRC Authoring Tool Step 4b MIRC Authoring Tool Workflow Animation in Progress
Step 5 View on MIRC STEP 5 View on MIRC server Workflow Animation Complete
Two levels of users –Authors Faculty, fellows, residents, others Contribute material –Publishers Approve authors submissions Faculty User Roles - Public
Private files only they can access Multiple owners of a document Proxy creators –Secretaries, others can create documents for faculty Document Ownership
Michigan PACS Configuration Separate DICOM client for each division –NeuroPC, BonePC, ChestPC, etc. Single PC with multiple DICOM clients receives all images –Same IP address –Different AETitle –Different port Workstations configured to send images All images routed to department-wide Novell network (n:\)
Uploading PowerPoint ® files to MIRC with RadPix Power 2 MIRC
Power 2 MIRC Features Extracts text from PowerPoint ® files –Includes titles, text boxes, notes Splits PowerPoint ® files –For example, if there are 15 different cases in a presentation, they can each be uploaded separately into MIRC MIRC data fields –History, findings, pathology, etc.
Current Status of our System CT, US, MRI conferences –2000-2004 –AVIs included PPT files split up - 1 for each case Standardized template for conferences Medical student lectures – upcoming article in Journal of Digital Imaging
Future Local PC / Laptop support –Extract certain cases to local PC Search Local PC External UM MIRC site? RSNA Radlex –Replacement for ACR coding Access from outside world via Internet –Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Conclusions MIRC is becoming an integral component of University of Michigan web-based teaching file system. RadPix and Power 2 MIRC are used as authoring tools. PowerPoint ® presentations and case files can be uploaded to MIRC system. Content may be either public or private.