PACS for Evidence-based Medical Practice, Research & Education

PACS for Evidence-based Medical Practice, Research & Education

The broad, long-term objective of this Program Project Grant was to develop an effective imaging-based information and healthcare delivery system to support clinical practice, research, and education. The aims of the grant were to: 1) evolve PACS into an effective infrastructure that promotes the objectification of subjective patient clinical symptoms; 2) develop methods for improving the characterization of medical data through structured data collection, natural language processing of medical reports (NLP), and parametric summarization for medical images; 3) provide intelligent, content-based access to relevant patient history, images, reports, medical literature, and outcomes; and 4) provide flexible, patient-specific and user-specific presentation methods of medical images, timelines, and structured medical data.