Presentation on theme: "Medical Imaging Resource Center A Tour of the MIRC Community."— Presentation transcript:
Medical Imaging Resource Center A Tour of the MIRC Community
MIRC The MIRC Objective: Support the production, storage, indexing and distribution of medical imaging resources: –Teaching files –Scientific & technical documentation –Research images & datasets –Clinical trials data
MIRC A little history… MIRC was originally conceived as a large central database of images and related clinical information that would be maintained by the RSNA for open access by the medical imaging community.
MIRC Evolution of the concept… It soon became evident that a more effective strategy would be to leverage existing on-line electronic resources while creating new ones.
MIRC The technical approach… A virtual community –of medical image libraries –with a distributed index –supporting a distributed search mechanism A kind of radiological Napster The final result…
MIRC An open community of medical imaging libraries and teaching files around the world, cooperating by sharing information through a common query format
MIRC Image Searching Prior to MIRC Use of a search engine or multiple search engines to locate specific images or information. Alternatively, find a website with multiple links to teaching files.
MIRC MIRC Sites Query Service –An entry point into the MIRC community for a user on the Internet Storage Service –A cooperating library Index: the librarys card catalog Server: the librarys shelves
MIRC 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
MIRC MIRC – a technical definition MIRC is defined to be a set of servers (query services and storage services) that support: –the MIRCquery and –MIRCqueryresult XML schemas MIRC places no constraints on how servers display their contents
MIRC Query Services Provide users with query forms. Translate a query form into a MIRCquery XML object. Distribute the MIRCquery to all selected Storage Services. Collate the results and return them to the user.
MIRC Standard Query Service Using the standard query service w/out the case navigator allows you to view the results in a typed page format.
MIRC The Case Navigator Intended for teaching file cases
MIRC Storage Services Respond to queries from Query Services and serve content to users. Each storage service maintains its own index Each storage service is responsible for the display format of its content
MIRC The Future Clinical Trials data collection software release (early 04)Clinical Trials data collection software release (early 04) Normal variants repositoriesNormal variants repositories Research data repositoriesResearch data repositories Presentation submission mechanismPresentation submission mechanism
MIRC Questions/Answers & Help RSNA Forums: –http://forums.rsna.orghttp://forums.rsna.org –User Comments, Questions and Answers –RSNA MIRC Software Announcements –MIRC Implementers Corner –MIRC Technical Review Committee Subscribe on the Forums site
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