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Design of a Web interface for anatomical images

Barker, Timothy & Young, Joseph A. (1997) Design of a Web interface for anatomical images. Australasian Physical and Engineering Science in Medicine, 20(1), pp. 33-38.

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Abstract

Interactive documents for use with the World Wide Web have been developed for viewing multi-dimensional radiographic and visual images of human anatomy, derived from the Visible Human Project. Emphasis has been placed on user-controlled features and selections. The purpose was to develop an interface which was independent of host operating system and browser software which would allow viewing of information by multiple users. The interfaces were implemented using HyperText Markup Language (HTML) forms, C programming language and Perl scripting language. Images were pre-processed using ANALYZE and stored on a Web server in CompuServe GIF format. Viewing options were included in the document design, such as interactive thresholding and two-dimensional slice direction. The interface is an example of what may be achieved using the World Wide Web. Key applications envisaged for such software include education, research and accessing of information through internal databases and simultaneous sharing of images by remote computers by health personnel for diagnostic purposes.

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ID Code: 34146
Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: digital library, medical imaging, visible human, World Wide Web, HTML
ISSN: 1879-5447
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > OTHER MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (119900) > Medical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified (119999)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Division of Technology, Information and Learning Support
Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Current > Research Centres > High Performance Computing and Research Support
Deposited On: 08 Feb 2011 07:59
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2013 13:09

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