Journal of Digital Imaging

, Volume 24, Issue 6, pp 967–978 | Cite as

Use of a Rich Internet Application Solution to Present Medical Images

  • Chia-Hung Hsiao
  • Cheng-Ying Shiau
  • Yu-Ming Liu
  • Max Min Chao
  • Chung-Yueh Lien
  • Chi-Hsien Chen
  • Sang-Hue Yen
  • Shih-Tsang Tang


Browser with Rich Internet Application (RIA) Web pages could be a powerful user interface for handling sophisticated data and applications. Then the RIA solutions would be a potential method for viewing and manipulating the most data generated in clinical processes, which can accomplish the main functionalities as general picture archiving and communication system (PACS) viewing systems. The aim of this study is to apply the RIA technology to present medical images. Both Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) and non-DICOM data can be handled by our RIA solutions. Some clinical data that are especially difficult to present using PACS viewing systems, such as ECG waveform, pathology virtual slide microscopic image, and radiotherapy plan, are as well demonstrated. Consequently, clinicians can use browser as a unique interface for acquiring all the clinical data located in different departments and information systems. And the data could be presented appropriately and processed freely by adopting the RIA technologies.


PACS Clinical application Clinical image viewing DICOM XML RIA 

Supplementary material

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Appendix 1 Corresponding XAML program for Fig. 3, which defining geometric shapes and JavaScript events. (appendix_1.xaml) (XAML 1 kb)
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Appendix 2 Microsoft Silverlight Ink object in XAML format. (appendix_2.xml) (XML 4 kb)
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Appendix 3 XML data that contain DICOM tag information. (appendix_3.xml) (XML 7 kb)
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Appendix 4 An RT XML data file. (appendix_4.xml) (XML 1085 kb)


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chia-Hung Hsiao
    • 1
  • Cheng-Ying Shiau
    • 2
  • Yu-Ming Liu
    • 2
  • Max Min Chao
    • 3
  • Chung-Yueh Lien
    • 4
  • Chi-Hsien Chen
    • 5
  • Sang-Hue Yen
    • 2
  • Shih-Tsang Tang
    • 6
  1. 1.Department of Medical InformaticsTzu Chi UniversityHualien CityTaiwan
  2. 2.Cancer CenterTaipei Veterans General HospitalTaipeiTaiwan
  3. 3.Institute of Radiological SciencesCentral Taiwan University of Sciences and TechnologyTaichungTaiwan
  4. 4.Institute of Biomedical EngineeringNational Yang Ming UniversityTaipeiTaiwan
  5. 5.Graduate Institute of Biomedical InformaticsTaipei Medical UniversityTaipeiTaiwan
  6. 6.Department of Biomedical EngineeringMing Chuan UniversityGui-ShanTaiwan

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