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Software, Computed Tomography Study, Pulmonary

Definition : Computed tomography (CT) study software designed to acquire, process, and archive data and images obtained during lung (i.e., pulmonary) studies. This software usually works with CT scanning systems and post-imaging workstations; it may also interact with devices used in the procedures, such as monitors, printers, contrast media injectors, and recorders. The software is intended to work only with one or a few models of CT scanning systems and related devices, usually supplied by the same manufacturer. This also facilitates the processing and/or sending of data to and from hospital information systems and other (e.g., picture archiving and communication) workstations. Pulmonary studies typically use CT images to analyze structures of interest in the lung, assess nodule types (e.g., solid and non-solid), as well as evaluate pulmonary nodule size and its progress. The software may or may not be available separate from the CT equipment and may be updated and/or upgraded (i.e., through the release of modified versions) during the life of the equipment.

Entry Terms : "Pulmonary Study Computed Tomography Software" , "Lung Study Computed Tomography Software"

UMDC code : 26881

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