iSGTW - International Science Grid This Week
iSGTW - International Science Grid This Week

Home > iSGTW 29 October 2008 > iSGTW Image of the Week - Medical Data Manager


Image of the week - Medical Data Manager

Doctors in Amsterdam may soon have more time in their busy schedules to spend with their patients.

A new way to access and manage patient data—the EGEE-developed Medical Data Manager, or MDM—was installed in June at the Amsterdam Medical Center, Netherlands, in its first deployment for real use.

They hope to finish testing by the end of this year, and use the tool in production in 2009.
In development since 2003, the MDM allows secure access to images in the DICOM format from grid resources. Standing for Digital Image and COmmunication in Medicine, DICOM is the prevailing world standard for computerized tomography (CT) scans, magnetic resonance images (MRI), positron-emission tomography (PET), X-rays and ultrasound images. MDM has several layers of access to comply with strict privacy requirements.

“This tool is expected to be a great boon for the doctors and researchers, ” said Johan Montagnat, computing researcher at CNRS. “They can now access data quickly—avoiding the lengthy and tedious process of manual anonymization, copying and transferring.”

The data catalog they can now access has swelled—since they can now compare any relevant data stored within the system. And they can access data remotely—useful if they are in the habit of using computers at different sites or using grid resources to perform analysis of their patient data.

—Danielle Venton, EGEE. Image courtesy of Amsterdam Medical Center 




 iSGTW 22 December 2010

Feature – Army of Women allies with CaBIG for online longitudinal studies

Special Announcement - iSGTW on Holiday

Video of the Week - Learn about LiDAR


NeHC launches social media

PRACE announces third Tier-0 machine

iRODS 2011 User Group Meeting

Jobs in distributed computing


Enter your email address to subscribe to iSGTW.


 iSGTW Blog Watch

Keep up with the grid’s blogosphere

 Mark your calendar

December 2010

13-18, AGU Fall Meeting

14-16, UCC 2010

17, ICETI 2011 and ICSIT 2011

24, Abstract Submission deadline, EGI User Forum


January 2011

11, HPCS 2011 Submission Deadline

11, SPCloud 2011

22, ALENEX11

30 Jan – 3 Feb, ESCC/Internet2


February 2011

1 - 4, GlobusWorld '11

2, Lift 11

15 - 16, Cloudscape III

More calendar items . . .


FooterINFSOMEuropean CommissionDepartment of EnergyNational¬†Science¬†Foundation RSSHeadlines | Site Map