Project Description
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The MIND Project Description

There is a standard medical image communications protocol called DICOM. 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
    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
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 with MatLab and AVS.