Database for Medical Images in Developing Nations{3}


Medical images have provided a strong foundation for the health care system in diagnosis and medical studies. Traditionally, developing nations have recorded and viewed images from film rolls. However, as technology advances, digitizing these images have become the normal means of use in many countries, but developing nations have yet to see this switch. “Database Management System for Digitized Medical Images” is a journal that seeks to eradicate this gap in technologies and bring together medical images into one cohesive package. The journal states the importance of having the ability to share medical images in a system that can be readily available to the health care system. Essentially, the database that is proposed will take medical images and digitize them. These images are then stored in the database where the user can call for these images and the database converts them back to grayscale for viewing. The conversion process will be handled by a program called Matlab. Once compiled, SQL will be the database management system of choice. Handling the user end viewing of the database will be the result of C# programming. The journal believes that bridging the gap with the use of this database management system will greatly affect the health care industry and its worldwide application can share rare medical anomalies readily.

Databases are utilized across companies to share information quickly and accurately. This idea and database design reveal the impact of a database under the simple pretense of sharing information. Doctors deal with unique cases and need a means of sharing their findings with other doctors. Many other health care specialists may benefit from the information provided and thus more lives can be saved in the end.

I think this idea is monumental for the health care system, especially in developing nations. It is sad to think that many of us have more computing power in our cell phones than these nations and the bridge between knowledge and technology needs to be established in order to provide maximum aid to these nations.

Source

Ajala Funmilola A, Opasola Tomilola R, Falohun Adeleye S, Fenwa Olusayo D. “Database Management System for a Digitized Medical Image”.Journal of Biology, Agriculture and Healthcare
Vol 2, No.3, 2012
http://www.iiste.org/Journals/index.php/JBAH/article/view/1593/1542( Retrieved on May 4, 2012)