An Android-based mobile medical image viewer and collaborative annotation: development issues and challenges

Muhammad Fermi Pasha, Saravanesh Supramaniam, Kwong Kuo Liang, Mohamad Ammar Amran, Bhavik Anil Chandra, Mandava Rajeswari

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The collaborative teleradiology system detailed here would enable multiple medical experts to view, analyze, and discuss regions of interest in medical images remotely. Current research into similar systems have mostly focused on creating effective mechanisms to securely access and store expert opinions on the medical images, with additional work including real-time interaction via web technologies for online discussions. As the popularity and usage of mobile and tablet devices are increasing, the need for a mobile collaborative teleradiology application has arisen. In this paper, we propose an online mobile collaborative medical image discussion prototype using the Android Mobile OS. Development issues and challenges on implementing the proposed Android-based mobile collaborative medical image discussion system prototype are discussed and some promising preliminary results from the early prototype development and testing are also presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)208-217
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Journal of Digital Content Technology and its Applications
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • Android DICOM viewer
  • Collaborative annotation
  • Mobile collaborative medical image discussion
  • Mobile networking

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