General project description with introduction and overview
The MIND Project contractors, position titles, and tasks, as well as
links to homepages and email addresses
The contract to which the MIND Project contractors, clients, and boss have
Various scheduling aspects of the project. Includes charts,
weekly reports, and boss meetings.
The documentation for the MIND Project. This is the same
whether in the following online format or if taken in a
hard copy form.
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Send mail to the entire group.
The MIND Project Description
There is a standard medical image communications protocol called
The MR, CT, and other medical imaging devices at UNC "speak dicom"
and there exists a central archive system that supports queries
and retrieves. In order to access this archive, doctors must use
a public domain library,
CTN, in order to access the database. While providing a solid
starting point, this library lacks needed functionality in several
areas. One obvious point is that patient data can only be accessed
at the "study" level. A study can, and regularly does, consist
of close to 300 DICOM files, containing approximately 700 fields
apiece. The MIND project hopes to, among other things, develop
a method by which lower levels of the database can be accessed.
The MIND Project proposes to build a higher level, more abstract
library in C++, which would in essence be a wrapper to CTN.
Primary requirements include:
methods to convert between a number of image formats
Other possible features could include image manipulation,
featuring scaling, zooming, and 3D volumetric rendering, as
well as a C wrapper to the library which would provide integration
an ability to access the database in smaller groups
an intuitive GUI:
based on FLTK
cross-platform - Windows and X-Windows
provisions for image viewing