Verified Login - QA System for PACS
Verified login acts as a portal to launching the image viewing software and provides a check to ensure optimal display performance before viewing software can be run, thus reducing the risk of misdiagnosis due to sub-standard digital image display.
The development of this invention has been led by the medical physics team at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. The invention is a software security interface to prevent medical image viewing software from being run unless the computer display is operating at a predetermined quality.
Softcopy display is increasing in UK hospitals due to the expansion of digital imaging systems and PACS (picture archiving and communication system).
Images can now be viewed on a range of display systems, from dedicated multi-monitor workstations to desktop PCs and home computers using web browser software. Although the display is the last part of an expensive imaging chain, it is often overlooked in routine quality assurance (QA) programmes.
It is accepted that routine QA is required to maintain optimal display and therefore minimise misdiagnosis due to sub-standard digital image display. However, providing this service to the potentially large numbers of disparate systems would be cost prohibitive. A hospital could have hundreds of monitors capable of viewing medical images with PACS web based viewing therefore this level of QA is not possible at present.
Another problem is the difficulty of preventing the display settings from being changed between QA periods.
This invention acts as a portal to launching the image viewing software and provides a check to ensure optimal display performance before viewing software can be run, thus reducing the risk of misdiagnosis due to sub-standard digital image display.
There is no other system that does this without intensive and expensive QA.
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