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1 How to Author MIRC Teaching Files Medical Imaging Resource Center

2 MIRC 2004 infoRAD Courses How to Set Up a System for Teaching Files, Conferences, and Clinical Trials. How to Set Up a System for Teaching Files, Conferences, and Clinical Trials. How to Author MIRC Teaching Files How to Author MIRC Teaching Files MIRC Case Studies: Using MIRC Software for Education and Research MIRC Case Studies: Using MIRC Software for Education and Research Web Classroom Sessions Web Classroom Sessions

3 Todays Outline Brief Overview of MIRC Brief Overview of MIRC MIRC Concepts and Lexicon. MIRC Concepts and Lexicon. Overview of the Authoring process. Overview of the Authoring process. Questions Questions

4 Brief Survey! Who has used MIRC to access cases/information? Who has used MIRC to access cases/information? Who has a MIRC site at their institution/practice? Who has a MIRC site at their institution/practice? Who has tried authoring a teaching file case for a MIRC? Who has tried authoring a teaching file case for a MIRC?

5 M edical I maging R esource C enter What is a MIRC????

6 MIRC Concepts MIRC is an RSNA sponsored initiative. MIRC is an RSNA sponsored initiative. A continual work in progress. A continual work in progress. Built in the spirit of the open-source community. Built in the spirit of the open-source community. The key technical concepts: The key technical concepts: MIRC is a community of cooperating libraries on the Internet. MIRC is a community of cooperating libraries on the Internet. The libraries cooperate by supporting a common query mechanism. The libraries cooperate by supporting a common query mechanism. The query mechanism allows users to find information wherever it is stored. The query mechanism allows users to find information wherever it is stored.

7 MIRC Objective MIRC objectives reach beyond TF. MIRC objectives reach beyond TF. Support the production, storage, indexing and distribution of medical imaging resources: Support the production, storage, indexing and distribution of medical imaging resources: Teaching files Teaching files Scientific & technical documentation Scientific & technical documentation Research images & datasets Research images & datasets Clinical trials data Clinical trials data

8 MIRC supports all information storage formats. Images: DICOM, GIF, JPEG, PNG Images: DICOM, GIF, JPEG, PNG Hyperlinks to other web content. Hyperlinks to other web content. Virtually any content that is displayable in a web browser. Virtually any content that is displayable in a web browser. Pointers to other files for downloading. Pointers to other files for downloading.

9 The MIRC Schemas MIRCdocument MIRCdocument Format for documents on the RSNA site. Format for documents on the RSNA site. Format for Index Cards on the RSNA site. Format for Index Cards on the RSNA site. MIRCquery & MIRCqueryresponse MIRCquery & MIRCqueryresponse Format for communication between Query Services and Storage Service Indexes. Format for communication between Query Services and Storage Service Indexes. MIRCsiteindex MIRCsiteindex Format for remote site indexing. Format for remote site indexing.

10 MIRC Server Components Query Service Query Service An entry point into the MIRC community for a user on the Internet. An entry point into the MIRC community for a user on the Internet. Creates/transmits using MIRCquery schema. Creates/transmits using MIRCquery schema. Storage Service Storage Service A cooperating information library. A cooperating information library. Index: the librarys card catalog. Index: the librarys card catalog. Server: the librarys shelves. Server: the librarys shelves. Responds to MIRCquery using the MIRCqueryresponse schema. Responds to MIRCquery using the MIRCqueryresponse schema.

11 MIRC SITES Internet Server Index Server Index MIRC site B Server Index Query Service MIRC site C Server Index RSNA site User MIRC site A

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17 MIRC Author Service Authoring requires assembling images and text to submit to MIRC storage service. Authoring requires assembling images and text to submit to MIRC storage service. Old Method - Used a client side java app called MIRCat installed on client. Old Method - Used a client side java app called MIRCat installed on client. New Method – Requires a web browser only to assemble and edit content. New Method – Requires a web browser only to assemble and edit content. New file cabinet feature New file cabinet feature Upload content to a personal file cabinet. Upload content to a personal file cabinet. Select images from cabinet to populate into document. Select images from cabinet to populate into document.

18 Types of MIRC Documents Select from four default templates in MIRC Author Service to help you build content: Select from four default templates in MIRC Author Service to help you build content: Standard teaching file template Standard teaching file template Page-format document template Page-format document template Tab-format document template Tab-format document template Tab-format document template option 2 Tab-format document template option 2

19 MIRC Teaching File Display

20 Page Display

21 Tabbed Display

22 Guidelines The document types can be modified, that is, elements can be added or subtracted. The document types can be modified, that is, elements can be added or subtracted. The document types provide basic structure to your content. The document types provide basic structure to your content. Decide which document type to use depending on the content type. Decide which document type to use depending on the content type. Pick the suitable display format for your content. Pick the suitable display format for your content.

23 Viewing Document in a Browser Once you save the case, you can open it by searching the server. Once you save the case, you can open it by searching the server. If you need to make changes, do so and resave the document. If you need to make changes, do so and resave the document. If you need to delete the case, you can do so by going to the document tab after opening the case. If you need to delete the case, you can do so by going to the document tab after opening the case. Remember, you can re-open old submissions, make changes and resubmit the case Remember, you can re-open old submissions, make changes and resubmit the case

24 Enough Talk!!! How do we Author???

25 Before We Make Our First Case…. We need to populate our personal file cabinet with images

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32 Adding Images …OR… …OR… Zip multiple images and send to the file cabinet. Zip multiple images and send to the file cabinet. …OR… …OR… Store all images in the file cabinet. Store all images in the file cabinet.

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53 RSNA Forum A lot more is to come. A lot more is to come. Feedback from YOU is essential! Feedback from YOU is essential! Please become part of the MIRC community by using the MIRC forum Please become part of the MIRC community by using the MIRC forum Please provide feedback! Please provide feedback!

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