May 1st 2005
The urgent need to more efficiently manage the volume and flow of images in the radiology and medical fields has grown dramatically as scanning technology has evolved. Initially, soft-copy display, especially for multislice MR and CT studies, often simply reproduced the view radiologists would expect to see if they were reading formatted film. Images were tiled on the monitor using some predefined format, such as a display of four or 12 images. The images were frequently transferred using multiple preset window and level settings, such as bone or soft tissue.