13 March 2009 Development of lung cancer CT screening operating support system
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In Japan, lung cancer death ranks first among men and third among women. Lung cancer death is increasing yearly, thus early detection and treatment are needed. For this reason, CT screening for lung cancer has been introduced. The CT screening services are roughly divided into three sections: office, radiology and diagnosis sections. These operations have been performed through paper-based or a combination of paper-based and an existing electronic health recording system. This paper describes an operating support system for lung cancer CT screening in order to make the screening services efficient. This operating support system is developed on the basis of 1) analysis of operating processes, 2) digitalization of operating information, and 3) visualization of operating information. The utilization of the system is evaluated through an actual application and users' survey questionnaire obtained from CT screening centers.
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Rikuta Ishigaki, Rikuta Ishigaki, Kozou Hanai, Kozou Hanai, Masahiro Suzuki, Masahiro Suzuki, Yoshiki Kawata, Yoshiki Kawata, Noboru Niki, Noboru Niki, Kenji Eguchi, Kenji Eguchi, Ryutaro Kakinuma, Ryutaro Kakinuma, Noriyuki Moriyama, Noriyuki Moriyama, "Development of lung cancer CT screening operating support system", Proc. SPIE 7264, Medical Imaging 2009: Advanced PACS-based Imaging Informatics and Therapeutic Applications, 726409 (13 March 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.811455; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.811455

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