Preparing a collection of radiology examinations for distribution and retrieval

Conclusion Stringent de-identification methods can remove all identifiers from text radiology reports. DICOM de-identification of images does not remove all identifying information and needs special attention to images scanned from film. Adding manual coding to the radiologist narrative reports significantly improved relevancy of the retrieved clinical documents. The de-identified Indiana chest X-ray collection is available for searching and downloading from the National Library of Medicine (http://openi.nlm.nih.gov/).
Source: Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association - Category: Information Technology Authors: Tags: Research and Applications Source Type: research

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