Secure Web-based access to radiology: Forms and databases for fast queries

Roderick McColl, Thomas Lane

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

1 Citation (Scopus)

Abstract

Currently, Web-based access to mini-PACS or similar databases commonly utilizes either JavaScript, Java applets or ActiveX controls. Many sites do not permit applets or controls or other binary objects for fear of viruses or worms sent by malicious users. In addition, the typical CGI query mechanism requires several parameters to be sent with the http GET/POST request, which may identify the patient in some way; this in unacceptable for privacy protection. Also unacceptable are pages produced by server-side scripts which can be cached by the browser, since these may also contain sensitive information. We propose a simple mechanism for access to patient information, including images, which guarantees security of information, makes it impossible to bookmark the page, or to return to the page after some defined length of time. In addition, this mechanism is simple, therefore permitting rapid access without the need to initially download an interface such as an applet or control. In addition to image display, the design of the site allows the user to view and save movies of multiphasic data, or to construct multi-frame datasets from entire series. These capabilities make the site attractive for research purposes such as teaching file preparation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
EditorsE.L. Siegel, H.K. Huang
Pages333-340
Number of pages8
Volume4685
DOIs
StatePublished - 2002
EventMedical Imaging 2002 PACS and Integrated Medical Information Systems: Design and Evaluation - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Feb 26 2002Feb 28 2002

Other

OtherMedical Imaging 2002 PACS and Integrated Medical Information Systems: Design and Evaluation
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period2/26/022/28/02

Fingerprint

Radiology
radiology
fear
privacy
Picture archiving and communication systems
worms
viruses
Security of data
files
Viruses
Teaching
education
Servers
Display devices
preparation

Keywords

  • CGI
  • Confidentiality
  • Image display
  • PACS
  • Security
  • Web browser

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

Cite this

McColl, R., & Lane, T. (2002). Secure Web-based access to radiology: Forms and databases for fast queries. In E. L. Siegel, & H. K. Huang (Eds.), Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 4685, pp. 333-340) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.467024

Secure Web-based access to radiology : Forms and databases for fast queries. / McColl, Roderick; Lane, Thomas.

Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. ed. / E.L. Siegel; H.K. Huang. Vol. 4685 2002. p. 333-340.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

McColl, R & Lane, T 2002, Secure Web-based access to radiology: Forms and databases for fast queries. in EL Siegel & HK Huang (eds), Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. vol. 4685, pp. 333-340, Medical Imaging 2002 PACS and Integrated Medical Information Systems: Design and Evaluation, San Diego, CA, United States, 2/26/02. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.467024
McColl R, Lane T. Secure Web-based access to radiology: Forms and databases for fast queries. In Siegel EL, Huang HK, editors, Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 4685. 2002. p. 333-340 https://doi.org/10.1117/12.467024
McColl, Roderick ; Lane, Thomas. / Secure Web-based access to radiology : Forms and databases for fast queries. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. editor / E.L. Siegel ; H.K. Huang. Vol. 4685 2002. pp. 333-340
@inproceedings{82d696cc43594e19932ebd15ad5937e4,
title = "Secure Web-based access to radiology: Forms and databases for fast queries",
abstract = "Currently, Web-based access to mini-PACS or similar databases commonly utilizes either JavaScript, Java applets or ActiveX controls. Many sites do not permit applets or controls or other binary objects for fear of viruses or worms sent by malicious users. In addition, the typical CGI query mechanism requires several parameters to be sent with the http GET/POST request, which may identify the patient in some way; this in unacceptable for privacy protection. Also unacceptable are pages produced by server-side scripts which can be cached by the browser, since these may also contain sensitive information. We propose a simple mechanism for access to patient information, including images, which guarantees security of information, makes it impossible to bookmark the page, or to return to the page after some defined length of time. In addition, this mechanism is simple, therefore permitting rapid access without the need to initially download an interface such as an applet or control. In addition to image display, the design of the site allows the user to view and save movies of multiphasic data, or to construct multi-frame datasets from entire series. These capabilities make the site attractive for research purposes such as teaching file preparation.",
keywords = "CGI, Confidentiality, Image display, PACS, Security, Web browser",
author = "Roderick McColl and Thomas Lane",
year = "2002",
doi = "10.1117/12.467024",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "4685",
pages = "333--340",
editor = "E.L. Siegel and H.K. Huang",
booktitle = "Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering",

}

TY - GEN

T1 - Secure Web-based access to radiology

T2 - Forms and databases for fast queries

AU - McColl, Roderick

AU - Lane, Thomas

PY - 2002

Y1 - 2002

N2 - Currently, Web-based access to mini-PACS or similar databases commonly utilizes either JavaScript, Java applets or ActiveX controls. Many sites do not permit applets or controls or other binary objects for fear of viruses or worms sent by malicious users. In addition, the typical CGI query mechanism requires several parameters to be sent with the http GET/POST request, which may identify the patient in some way; this in unacceptable for privacy protection. Also unacceptable are pages produced by server-side scripts which can be cached by the browser, since these may also contain sensitive information. We propose a simple mechanism for access to patient information, including images, which guarantees security of information, makes it impossible to bookmark the page, or to return to the page after some defined length of time. In addition, this mechanism is simple, therefore permitting rapid access without the need to initially download an interface such as an applet or control. In addition to image display, the design of the site allows the user to view and save movies of multiphasic data, or to construct multi-frame datasets from entire series. These capabilities make the site attractive for research purposes such as teaching file preparation.

AB - Currently, Web-based access to mini-PACS or similar databases commonly utilizes either JavaScript, Java applets or ActiveX controls. Many sites do not permit applets or controls or other binary objects for fear of viruses or worms sent by malicious users. In addition, the typical CGI query mechanism requires several parameters to be sent with the http GET/POST request, which may identify the patient in some way; this in unacceptable for privacy protection. Also unacceptable are pages produced by server-side scripts which can be cached by the browser, since these may also contain sensitive information. We propose a simple mechanism for access to patient information, including images, which guarantees security of information, makes it impossible to bookmark the page, or to return to the page after some defined length of time. In addition, this mechanism is simple, therefore permitting rapid access without the need to initially download an interface such as an applet or control. In addition to image display, the design of the site allows the user to view and save movies of multiphasic data, or to construct multi-frame datasets from entire series. These capabilities make the site attractive for research purposes such as teaching file preparation.

KW - CGI

KW - Confidentiality

KW - Image display

KW - PACS

KW - Security

KW - Web browser

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0036060940&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=0036060940&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1117/12.467024

DO - 10.1117/12.467024

M3 - Conference contribution

AN - SCOPUS:0036060940

VL - 4685

SP - 333

EP - 340

BT - Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering

A2 - Siegel, E.L.

A2 - Huang, H.K.

ER -