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Wednesday, March 29:


8:30AM - 9:00AM

Workshop Registration

9:00AM - 9:10AM

Welcoming Remarks, Overview of Agenda Jay Gaeta, Chair, Advance DICOM Committee, NEMA


9:10AM - 10:00AM

Introduction to DICOM Structured Reporting - Speaker: Dr. Dean Bidgood

Two parallel tracks:



10:00AM - 12:00Noon

Track1: DICOM Standard Refresher/Overview Speaker: Herman Oosterwijk

10:00AM - 12:00Noon

Track2: Overview of Current Reporting Practices - Speaker: Dr. David S. Channin



12:00Noon - 1:00PM

Lunch Break


1:00PM - 4:00PM

Understanding the DICOM SR Supplement Speaker: Don Van Syckle


4:00PM - 5:00PM

A Simple SR example Speaker: Dr. Dean Bidgood



Thursday, March 30:


8:30AM - 10:00AM

A Complex SR example Speaker: Dr. David Clunie



10:00AM - 11:00AM

Questions and Answers - A Panel Discussion


11:00AM - 11:30AM

Advanced SR Topics Speaker: Dean Bidgood


11:30AM - 12:00Noon

SR and the IHE Year 2 Technical Framework Speaker: Dr. Simon Wail


12:00Noon - 1:00PM

Lunch Break


1:00PM - 4:00PM

SR Tools/SR Implementation Experiences


Troubleshooting DICOM connections using a simple active software tool -Paul Gihring, OTech Inc.


Troubleshooting DICOM connections can be done using several different methods, ranging from using active as well as passive devices. A short description will be given of each of those methods. In addition, a simple active troubleshooting software tool which will allow the exchange of a SR and the inspection of the various DICOM attributes of that particular SR object will be demonstrated.



Reporting of Waveform Measurements from the Cath Lab Richard Crane, GE Medical


Examples from his experience in creating hemodynamic reports from the cath lab. To debate the question as to whether the DICOM format of the SR IOD should reflect the presentation style of the sender.


SR Object Model (SR-OM) Towards an API for Toolkits David Clunie




Dean Bidgood, MD, MS is a radiologist, biomedical engineer and information scientist who has represented the American College of Radiology on the DICOM Standards committee for more than a decade. Dr. Bidgood began his service on the DICOM committee in 1990. He recruited other specialties to DICOM, led the development of the multi-specialty DICOM VL color image Standard for microscopy, endoscopy and photography and co-authored the DICOM Modality Worklist Standard. He introduced and led the development of the DICOM VL Standard, the DICOM codes and Controlled Terminology specifications, the SNOMED DICOM Microglossary and the DICOM Structured Reporting standard. He chairs WG8 (structured reporting), co-chairs WG10 (Strategic Advisory Committee), WG20 (Imaging Integration Working Group) the HL7 Image management SIG; and is member of the SNOMED Editorial Board and LOINC Committee.

Dr Bidgood trained in Radiology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He has served on the faculty at the University of Florida College of Medicine and was the Chief of MRI for three years at the Gainesville VA Medical Center. From 1995-97 he was a Visiting Scientist at the National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine in the Cognitive Science Branch of the Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications. He has served on Medical Informatics faculties at the University of North Carolina, Duke University and most recently as Professor of Research at the University of Oklahoma Center for Telemedicine. Prior to that he was in private practice for nine years. He has co-authored a textbook, "Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Abdomen", and has published over 50 articles and book chapters. This clinical and educational experience dovetails with his rich vision and insight into the need for electronic integration in the medical industry. In 1999, Dr. Bidgood formed SR Data Solutions, Inc. This company will further his work in medical information Technology through the teaming of scientists and software engineers to provide software and information services for diagnostic image interpretation and analysis.


David S. Channin, MD, is a board certified radiologist, and Chief of the Imaging Informatics Section in Northwestern University Medical School's Department of Radiology. He also serves as the Medical Director of PACS for Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Channin and his research group are looking into tools and technologies to improve PACS and develop integrated electronic healthcare enterprises.


David Clunie is a physician and neuroradiologist who has previously worked in Australia, the US, Africa and Saudi Arabia, and is an ACR member. Previously Lead Designer for DICOM standardization at GE Medical Systems, he is now Director of Medical Imaging Technologies at Quintiles Intelligent Imaging, where he is responsible for deploying and extending DICOM for research and multicenter clinical trials. He is currently the industry co-chairman of the DICOM Committee, as well as co-chairman of the digital mammography and clinical trials working groups, chairman of the interchange media working group, member of the base standard, digital x-ray, compression, display, and security working groups, and the liaison between DICOM and JPEG 2000.


Herman Oosterwijk, MS, MBA is president of OTech Inc., a healthcare technology company specializing in training and consulting on PACS and DICOM. He participates in the DICOM standardization effort since its inception. He also was the main contractor for the demonstration of the Softcopy Presentation Storage service at RSNA 1999.


Donald E. Van Syckle is the Director of MergeLink Professional Services for Merge Technologies. He provides DICOM training, testing, design support, on-site troubleshooting and PACS Integration consulting. Mr. Van Syckle has been active in many DICOM working groups and has held the Chairmanship of WG 6 since 1994.


Simon Wail, Ph.D, is a Senior Staff Engineer for Marconi Medical Systems. He is a lead designer for DICOM connectivity for the Radiology Information Services division. Other responsibilities include support for PACS and Information System integration for Marconi customers. He currently represents Marconi on the DICOM base standard and security working groups. He is also a member of the IHE Technical Committee and was involved in the writing of the Structured Reporting sections of the IHE Techincal Framework: Year 2. Prior to joining Marconi, he was a key designer and implementor of a DICOM compliant scalable medical image archive.