A database for medical image management

Esperanza Marcos, César J. Acuña*, Belén Vela, José M. Cavero, Juan A. Hernández

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MEDIMAN (Medical Image MANagement) is a web information system (WIS) for medical image management and processing currently used by neuroscientists and clinicians at several medical and research centres in Spain for research and clinical trials. While developing the MEDIMAN database (DB) we encountered several design challenges unlike those arising in traditional DBs. This paper describes the development of MEDIMAN focusing on the database and the use of the database development process proposed in Midas, a model-driven framework for WIS development. Special attention is given to the design decisions made at each stage to address the challenges encountered.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)255-269
Number of pages15
JournalComputer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2007
Externally publishedYes

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Funding Information:
This research was carried out within the framework of two projects financed by the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science: “GOLD: A Model-Driven Framework for Web Information Systems Development: Application to the development of a WIS for Medical Image Management” (TIN2005-00010) and “Advanced Method for the Processing of Signals in Neuro-imaging by MR and electroencephalography: Application to the cerebral cartography and brain-computer interface on disabled people” (TEC2005-07801-C03-01/TCM).


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