what is MIND
about this manual
Installation of MIND
Glossary of our product
Info on DICOM, CTN and other libraries
Your first MIND session.
Index of MIND commands
MIND team Project page
Outside pages relating to DICOM, CTN and other related pages.
The MIND Project Description
There is a standard medical image communications protocol called
The MR, CT, and other medical imaging devices at UNC (along with medical
databases all over the nation) "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:
an intuitive GUI:
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
based on FLTK
methods to convert between a number of image formats
cross-platform - Windows and X-Windows
provisions for image viewing
an ability to access the database in smaller groups