A Web-based medical image archive system

Edward B. Suh, Steven Warach, Huey Cheung, Shaohua A. Wang, Phanidral Tangiral, Marie Luby, Robert L. Martino

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This paper presents a Web-based medical image archive system that has a three-tier, client-server architecture for the storage and retrieval of medical image data, as well as patient information and clinical data. The Web-based medical image archive system was designed to meet the need of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke for a central image repository to address questions of stroke pathophysiology and imaging biomarkers in stroke clinical trials by analyzing images obtained from a large number of clinical trials conducted by government, academic and pharmaceutical industry researchers. In the database management-tier, we designed the image storage hierarchy to accommodate large binary image data files that the database software can access in parallel. In the middle-tier, a commercial Enterprise Java Bean server and secure Web server manages user access to the image database system. User-friendly Web-interfaces and applet tools are provided in the client-tier for easy access to the image archive system over the Internet. Benchmark test results show that our three-tier image archive system yields fast system response time for uploading, downloading, and querying the image database.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
EditorsE.L. Siegel, H.K. Huang
Number of pages11
StatePublished - 2002
EventMedical Imaging 2002 PACS and Integrated Medical Information Systems: Design and Evaluation - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Feb 26 2002Feb 28 2002


OtherMedical Imaging 2002 PACS and Integrated Medical Information Systems: Design and Evaluation
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA


  • Image Database
  • Image Storage and Retrieval
  • Medical Image Archive
  • Web-based Image Archive

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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