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BioMed Research International
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 219407, 14 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/219407
Research Article

CADe System Integrated within the Electronic Health Record

1VISILAB Group, E.T.S.I. Industriales, University of Castilla-La Mancha, 13071 Ciudad Real, Spain
2Department of Radiology, University General Hospital of Ciudad Real, 13005 Ciudad Real, Spain
3Department of Radiology, Hospital of Alcázar de San Juan, 13600 Alcázar de San Juan, Spain

Received 26 April 2013; Accepted 10 August 2013

Academic Editor: Xinghua Lu

Copyright © 2013 Noelia Vállez et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

The latest technological advances and information support systems for clinics and hospitals produce a wide range of possibilities in the storage and retrieval of an ever-growing amount of clinical information as well as in detection and diagnosis. In this work, an Electronic Health Record (EHR) combined with a Computer Aided Detection (CADe) system for breast cancer diagnosis has been implemented. Our objective is to provide to radiologists a comprehensive working environment that facilitates the integration, the image visualization, and the use of aided tools within the EHR. For this reason, a development methodology based on hardware and software system features in addition to system requirements must be present during the whole development process. This will lead to a complete environment for displaying, editing, and reporting results not only for the patient information but also for their medical images in standardised formats such as DICOM and DICOM-SR. As a result, we obtain a CADe system which helps in detecting breast cancer using mammograms and is completely integrated into an EHR.