WO2000031673A2 - Medical workstation - Google Patents

Medical workstation

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WO2000031673A2
WO2000031673A2 PCT/DE1999/003706 DE9903706W WO0031673A2 WO 2000031673 A2 WO2000031673 A2 WO 2000031673A2 DE 9903706 W DE9903706 W DE 9903706W WO 0031673 A2 WO0031673 A2 WO 0031673A2
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task
user
medical
image
device
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PCT/DE1999/003706
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French (fr)
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Karlheinz Dorn
Dieter Ortlam
Martin Herget
Josef WEINGÄRTNER
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Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
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    • GPHYSICS
    • G06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
    • G06FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
    • G06F19/00Digital computing or data processing equipment or methods, specially adapted for specific applications
    • G06F19/30Medical informatics, i.e. computer-based analysis or dissemination of patient or disease data
    • G06F19/32Medical data management, e.g. systems or protocols for archival or communication of medical images, computerised patient records or computerised general medical references
    • G06F19/321Management of medical image data, e.g. communication or archiving systems such as picture archiving and communication systems [PACS] or related medical protocols such as digital imaging and communications in medicine protocol [DICOM]; Editing of medical image data, e.g. adding diagnosis information
    • GPHYSICS
    • G16INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY [ICT] SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR SPECIFIC APPLICATION FIELDS
    • G16HHEALTHCARE INFORMATICS, i.e. INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY [ICT] SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR THE HANDLING OR PROCESSING OF MEDICAL OR HEALTHCARE DATA
    • G16H40/00ICT specially adapted for the management or administration of healthcare resources or facilities; ICT specially adapted for the management or operation of medical equipment or devices
    • G16H40/60ICT specially adapted for the management or administration of healthcare resources or facilities; ICT specially adapted for the management or operation of medical equipment or devices for the operation of medical equipment or devices
    • G16H40/63ICT specially adapted for the management or administration of healthcare resources or facilities; ICT specially adapted for the management or operation of medical equipment or devices for the operation of medical equipment or devices for local operation

Abstract

The invention relates to a medical workstation (5-8) comprising an imaging system (13), a control device (18) that controls several tasks that run at the same time, a reproduction device (14) and an overlay device (17). The overlay device (17) is configured in such a way that the user interface of the reproduction device (14) is subdivided into areas, whereby the medical images (21) of a task are reproduced in one image area (20) and overlays (23-31) comprising information and control elements relating to said task appear in a control area (22). Selectable fields are arranged on the edge of the monitor image in the form of card tabs that are respectively allocated to a dynamically configurable task that can run at the same time. The currently called task that can be seen on the card tab (25) is marked for identification purposes.

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medical workstation

The invention relates to a medical workstation comprising an image system with a control device for controlling a plurality of concurrent user jobs or tasks, with a reproducing apparatus and a gating device, the fades a controllable by a mouse cursor in the user interface of the playback apparatus. Such imaging systems are used to process and display of medical images in a diagnostic device, impressions made in the diagnostic images.

From computer technology in the jargon user interface (UI) than controls the user interfaces, called Toolbars with buttons known that by controlling, for example, with the mouse, keyboard or other input device triggering of different functions enable chen.

In DE 196 29 093 Al a medical therapeutic and / or diagnostic system is described in which on a reproducing apparatus on a calibration is divided into an image area and a quantitative user interface is displayed to a user request.

From US 5,668,964 graphical user interface is known for a personal computer, in which one or more notebooks various applications are arranged with multiple pages. The pages can be selected by tabs.

The invention is based on the object of designing an imaging system of the type mentioned in such a way that a simple and rapid processing of the "workflow in medical technology", for example, a plurality of diagnostic images can be performed in parallel. The object is inventively achieved in that the gating device is configured such that the user of the reproducing apparatus in areas subdivided is, the medical images of a user order or tasks are represented in an image area and a control area overlays with information and controls to this user job or task done that selectable fields are on the edge of the monitor image arranged in the manner of tabs, each associated with a different, dynamically configurable at run-time and concurrent user job or task and that the currently viewed, current, visible user job or task on is marked the tab recognizable. DA by insertions are made possible by the so-called task cards, tasks that are to be regarded as a type of the workflow, especially in the image post-processing and reporting of all imaging process of medical devices, can be selected by the in simple and rapid manner, with a plurality tasks or activities that can be processed in parallel and called arbitrary. The tabs provide the edge for this task card concept for a clear division. In order for a medical workflow is realized which is dynamically configurable (workflow engine).

According to the invention, the gating can be designed such that erelemente by switching to a andereren concurrent user job or task the Main Menu, the tax or tools, the data reproducing and visualization be switched context sensitive.

Advantageously, the task can be realized an activity from a medical workflow, and as component software. The order of tasks may correspond to the expiry of the medical workflow. It has proved to be advantageous if the Einblendvor ¬ direction is designed such that additional kartenför strength areas with fields in the type of tabs as Advertisement information to the cur- rent user job or task arranged in the control area.

A processing of medical images can be further simplified if the gating device is designed such that buttons appear on the card-shaped Berei- surfaces that correspond to the current user request or task associated commands.

It has proved to be advantageous if the gating device is designed so that the activated surfaces are switching light highlighted.

Advantageously, the user request or task may correspond to a component oriented macro, macro-module (Component ware) or macro DOCXE.

The image area can be enlarged for viewing, if the reproducing apparatus and the operating unit are connected to a switching device such that the insertion by actuation of input devices or programmed or takes place only when the pointer of the mouse is in a particular area of ​​the image.

An advantageous method for operating an imaging system for reproducing the user interface of medical workstations results when task cards are displayed with card tabs in the image of the playback apparatus, the content corresponding to Component goods and the implement as a whole a medical workflow runtime can be dynamically configured in the program and / or reconfigured. The invention is explained in more detail with reference to an embodiment shown in the drawing. Show it:

Figure 1 shows a known diagnostic device with an inventive reproducing apparatus and

Figure 2 is a representation of a monitor image with inventive overlays an exemplary configurable tured medical workflow.

1 shows a medical system with arrangements 1 to 4 is shown for capturing medical images as imaging systems, for example, a CT unit 1 for computed tomography, an MR unit 2 for magnetic resonance, a DSA unit 3 for digital Subtraktionsangiogra- chromatography and an X-ray unit 4 may comprise for digital radiography. Workstations may be connected 5 to 8, with which the detected me- dizinischen images can be processed and stored locally at these modalities 1 through 4th Such workstation is, for example, a very rapid small computer on the basis of one or more faster processors. The workstations 5 to 8 can load the appropriate JAVA software from a non-illustrated JAVA server instance as JAVA workstations.

The workstations 5 to 8 are connected to a data network 9, of the distribution of the generated images and communications. For example, the erzeug- in the arrangements 1 to 4 th images and the processed in the workstations 5 to 8 images can be stored in the central image storage and image archiving system 10 of the hospital or forwarded to other workstations.

more workstations 11 are connected as the viewing stations on the data network 9, having the local image memory. In the workstations 11, the sensed and storage system in the image 10 stored images may be subsequently retrieved for diagnosis and stored in the local image memory from which they can stand the working at the workstation 11 Befundungsperson available immediately.

Furthermore, on the data network 9 server, for example, be connected to the patient data server (PDS), file servers and / or program server.

The image and data exchange via the data network 9 can be carried out according to the DICOM standard, an industry standard for transmitting images and other medical information between computers for facilitating digital communication between diagnostic and Theraphiegeräten different manufacturers.

To the data network 9, other patient data from the hospital information system can be accessed.

The workstations 5 to 8 and 11 in this case have, as will be explained with reference to the workstation 11, a computer 12, on which an image system 13 is connected, which is connected to a monitor 14 for displaying diagnostic images. The image system 13 can, for example, a Subtraktionsvorrich- tung, contain levels of integration, image storage and / or conversion.

To the image system 13, a control unit 15 is connected, which may comprise, for example, a keyboard, a mouse 16 and / or a so-called joystick or other input device. The image system 13 includes a gating device 17, which inserts in reproduced on the monitor 14 diagnostic images (or other medical workflow control elements) effected. Means connected to the gating device 17 control device 18 causes the conversion of inputted via the operating unit 15 commands examples example by clicking arranged on the monitor 14 controls.

In the figure 2 this invention on the user-are zeroberflache the monitor 14 reproduced impressions for medical diagnostics shown, which are generated by the gating 17th The user interface on the monitor screen according to the invention is divided into a plurality of dynamically configurable at run time ranges which realize a medical workflow (Workflow Engine). Each workflow includes a task (activity) realized as ICW. For example, in an image area 20, one or more medical images, in the illustrated case, four X-ray images 21 of the hand of a patient is reproduced. Ne ben the image area 20, a control section 22 is shown, are arranged at whose edge fields in the type of tabs 23 to 26, which is associated in the form of a task card each other Concurrent user job or task. The current task is marked with inverted writing on the brighter highlighted tab 25th

By switching to a andereren concurrent user job or task, the Main menu, the controls or tools, data reproduction (for example images) and their visualization switched context sensitive.

In the control portion 22 further kartenför- strength areas 27 and 28 are arranged with fields in the type of tabs 29 as Bulletin with information of the user job or tasks in the task card. In the areas 27 and 28 of buttons 30 are arranged as control elements, which may be associated with a variety of commands. These buttons 30 can be labeled or provided with icons. However, only the buttons 30 are visible, which are applicable to the current task. Light the currently selected buttons 31 are marked. A selection of the switching surfaces 31 or the tabs 25 and 29 both for the required task as well as for the performance of commands, for example, can be carried by a movable by the mouse 16 mouse 32, wherein m known WEI se by clicking on the corresponding key of mouse 16 is carried out the selection.

In the control portion 22, a field is further provided for example 33, m which the patient's present task of the data are displayed. In a further field 34 within the control range 22. System data can be specified. Between the image area 20 and the control section 22, a scroll bar may be displayed 35th

The individual task cards associated with card tabs nebenlaufigen user orders or tasks corresponding to as Macro-DOCXE a component-oriented software macro block, and thus the content of Component product.

In order to collapse any data items, the image system 9 can, however, also comprise a switching device which detects the position of the mouse pointer 32 and the insertion of the task card effected only when the mouse pointer (or for example, another input device) 32 m the region of the task card is.

The erfmdungsgemaße formation of the image system 13 for generating the on-screen enables m outstanding manner a selection of tasks (single Aktivitatat from a medical workflow), in particular at the image post-processing and reporting of all imaging process of medical technology, so that a plurality of tasks (in a simple and fast way but can be activities) processed in parallel and invoked arbitrarily can be programmatically enabled (for example, as pipeline strategy). The tabs 23 to 26 make on the edge after erfmdungsgema- SEN task card concept for a clear division of workflows that can be also configured dynamically at runtime ms program or reconfigured. This visual arrangement of such a task cards (as a medical workflow) to the user interface of Medical workstations in conjunction with Componentware as content for each task card (an activity of the workflow) helps the user to operate within its workflow control or workflow. The order of the tasks associated with the card tabs 23 to 26 corresponds to the timing of the medical workflow.

Claims

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1. Medical workstation (5 to 8, 11) having an image system (13), having a control device (18) for controlling a plurality of concurrent user jobs or tasks, with a reproducing apparatus (14) and a gating device (17) which is formed such that the user of the reproduction device (14) is divided into regions, in an image area (20) are shown the medical images (21) of a user order or tasks, and in a control region (22) overlays (23 to 31) with information and controls to this user request or task done that selectable fields in the type of tabs (23 to 26) are arranged on the edge of the monitor image, to each other, dynamically configurable at run-time and concurrent user request or task is assigned, and that the currently viewed, current , visible user job or task on the tab (25) is detectably labeled.
2. Workstation (11) according to claim 1, characterized in that the gating device (17) is designed such that by switching on a andereren concurrent user job or task the Main Menu, the controls or tools, the data reproducing and visualization be switched context sensitive.
3. workstation (11) according Anspruchl or 2, characterized in that the system is a type made from a medical workflow, and as component software.
4. Workstation (11) according to any one of claims 1 to 3, characterized in that the tire henfolge of tasks corresponding to the end of the medical workflow.
5. Workstation (11) according to one of claims 1 to 4, characterized in that the gating device (17) is designed such that in the control area (22) further card-shaped regions (27, 28) (with fields in the type of tabs 29 ) are arranged as overlays of information about the current user request or task.
6. workstation (11) according to any one of claims 1 to 5, characterized in that the gating device (17) is designed such that buttons (30, 31) on the card-shaped regions (27, 28) are displayed, which the current user order, or correspond task assigned commands.
7. workstation (11) according to any one of claims 1 to 6, characterized in that the gating device (17) is designed such that the activated buttons (31) are light highlighted.
8. workstation (11) according to any one of claims 1 to 7, characterized in that the user's job or task corresponds to a component oriented macro.
9. workstation (11) according to any one of claims 1 to 8, characterized in that the user's job or task-oriented components a macro module (ICW) corresponds.
10. workstation (11) according to any one of claims 1 to 9, characterized in that the user's job or task corresponds to a component oriented macro DOCXE.
11. workstation (11) according to any one of claims 1 to 10, characterized in that the How-dergabevorrichtung (14) and the operating unit (15) are connected to a switching device such that the insertion by actuation of input devices or programmed occurs.
12. workstation (11) according to any one of claims 1 to 11, characterized in that the reproduction device (14) and the operating unit (15) are connected to a switching device such that the insertion occurs only when the pointer (32) of the mouse (16) is in a particular area of ​​the image.
13. A method of operating a workstation (11) for reproducing from the user interface of Medical worksta- tions according to one of claims 1 to 12, characterized in that task cards (27, 28) with card tabs (23 to 26, 29) in the image playback device (14) are displayed, the contents of which correspond to component ware.
14. A method of operating a workstation (11) according to claim 13, characterized in that task cards (27, 28) with card tabs (23 to 26, 29) are displayed in the image of the playback device (14), the contents of which correspond to component ware, and the implement as a whole a medical workflow, which can be dynamically configured at run time in the program and / or reconfigured.
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