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Title: Singapore National Medical Image Resource Centre (SN.MIRC): A World Wide Web resource for radiology education
Authors: Yang, G.-L.
Lim, C.C.T. 
Keywords: CME
Image repository
MIRC
PACS
Radiological teaching file
Issue Date: Aug-2006
Citation: Yang, G.-L.,Lim, C.C.T. (2006-08). Singapore National Medical Image Resource Centre (SN.MIRC): A World Wide Web resource for radiology education. Annals of the Academy of Medicine Singapore 35 (8) : 558-563. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Radiology education is heavily dependent on visual images, and case-based teaching flies comprising medical images can be an important tool for teaching diagnostic radiology. Currently, hardcopy film is being rapidly replaced by digital radiological images in teaching hospitals, and an electronic teaching file (ETF) library would be desirable. Furthermore, a repository of ETFs deployed on the World Wide Web has the potential for e-learning applications to benefit a larger community of learners. In this paper, we describe a Singapore National Medical Image Resource Centre (SN.MIRC) that can serve as a World Wide Web resource for teaching diagnostic radiology. On SN.MIRC, ETFs can be created using a variety of mechanisms including file upload and online form-filling, and users can search for cases using the Medical Image Resource Center (MIRC) query schema developed by the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). The system can be improved with future enhancements, including multimedia interactive teaching files and distance learning for continuing professional development. However, significant challenges exist when exploring the potential of using the World Wide Web for radiology education.
Source Title: Annals of the Academy of Medicine Singapore
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/108691
ISSN: 03044602
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