Imaging Informatics

Animated images for Imaging Informatics


Josh Tan, MS, CBI’s Medical Imaging Engineer/Analyst Programmer, oversees all phases of database design, development, and management for the Center.

He is also responsible for administration of the TeraRecon servers and workstations, as well as training of investigators, faculty, and study coordinators in best methods of data collection and image analysis using TeraRecon and data storage. He collaborates with investigators to determine image analysis requirements to achieve study/grant objectives.

CBI is endeavoring to increase research in the area of image analysis as well as create new imaging technologies and applications. This will have direct benefit to the investigators who use CBI.

TeraRecon Systems

(www.terarecon.com)

TeraRecon AquariusNET servers 

  • Distributed 2-D/3-D/4-D real-time rendering and visualization on any windows PC via local network
  • Total of 15TB of storage space for Medical Imaging in RAID5+1 configuration directly connected to servers
  • Concurrently 3-D render ~36,000 images in real-time 
  • Render images from any modality in 3-D from a stack of 2-D DICOM images 
  • Virtual Endoscopy 
  • MPR, MIP, 3-D, 4-D 
  • Image fusion 
  • JPEG, AVI, and DICOM output 

TeraRecon Aquarius workstations 

  • Advanced 2-D/3-D/4-D real-time rendering and visualization imaging workstation 
  • 500GB of direct attached storage space for storage of medical images 
  • Each workstation can concurrently render 3,400 images in real-time 
  • Render images from any modality in 3-D from a stack of 2-D DICOM images 
  • Volumetric, area, and distance measurement capabilities 
  • Advanced segmentation and analysis modules 
  • Virtual Endoscopy 
  • MPR, MIP, 3-D, 4-D 
  • Image fusion 
  • JPEG and AVI output

OsiriX

(www.osirix-viewer.com)

  • 2-D/3-D/4-D advanced imaging software for Macintosh 
  • Volumetric, area, and distance measurement capabilities 
  • Advanced segmentation and analysis modules 
  • Open source software 
  • QuickTime Virtual Reality movies 
    • Interactive movies for medical imaging 
    • Embeddable movies into PowerPoint presentations 
    • Embeddable movies into web pages

Mimics

 (www.materialise.com/mimics

  • Advanced 2-D/3-D modeling software for PC 
  • Volumetric, area, and distance measurement capabilities 
  • Advanced segmentation and analysis modules 
  • Generates 3-D AutoCAD files for printing on 3-D printer

Amira

 (www.amiravis.com

  • Advanced 2-D/3-D modeling software for PC 
  • Volumetric, area, and distance measurement capabilities 
  • Advanced segmentation and analysis modules 
  • Generates 3-D autocad files for printing on 3-D printer

ImageJ

(http://rsb.info.nih.gov/ij/

  • Advanced imaging software 
  • Open source software 
  • Based on Java for various platforms of operating systems 
  • Advanced segmentation and analysis capabilities

LCModel

(http://s-provencher.com/pages/lcmodel.shtml)? 

  • Automatic quantification of in vivo proton MR spectra 
  • Fully developed over 15 years with spectra analyzed from a wide variety of scanners and field strengths at more than 400 sites

GE Advantage Workstations

(www.gehealthcare.com/usen/aw/index.html

  • Advanced 2-D/3-D/4-D real-time rendering and visualization imaging workstation 
  • Render images from any modality in 3-D from a stack of 2-D DICOM images 
  • Volumetric, area, and distance measurement capabilities 
  • Advanced segmentation and analysis modules 
  • MPR, MIP, 3-D, 4-D

MIPAV

(http://mipav.cit.nih.gov

  • Advanced imaging software 
  • Advanced segmentation and analysis capabilities

DICOM server 

  • Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine 
  • Network storage of medical images from all modalities in DICOM format 
  • Imaging workstation and imaging modalities can send images in DICOM format for storage and retrieval from the DICOM server 
  • Image database for organization of medical images 
  • DCM4CHEE (www.dcm4che.org
  • PHP (www.php.net
  • MYSQL (www.mysql.com
  • Apache (www.apache.org)

Apple Workstations and Servers

(www.apple.com

  • Blu-ray DVD backup 
  • Exabyte 320GB tape archive 
  • Audio/Video editing and encoding workstations 
  • Training videos and images generated on these workstations 
  • Website development 
  • Database development 
  • 3-D/4-D medical animation and illustration
  • Final Cut video editing software and hardware
  • ~30TB hard drive storage systems

Autodesk Maya 9 

(www.autodesk.com

  • Animation software for 3-D rendering
  • Animate 3-D objects generated from CT and MR scans
  • Rendering capabilities to 1080p

MIRC Software & Hardware

(www.rsna.org/mirc

  • Medical Imaging Resource Center 
  • WFBMC helped to develop 
  • Beta site 
  • Open source 
  • Software for secure image transmission using the Internet 
  • Coordinating and reading centers use MIRC to automate the sending and receiving of DICOM images from various hospitals and cities around the world 
  • Functionality to automatically de-identify medical images 

Josh Tan, MS
Imaging Informatics Administrator
336-716-4205
jtan@wakehealth.edu

Last Updated: 11-03-2014
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