PURPOSE: The aim of this paper is to describe the Web site of the Italian Project on CT Colonography (Research Project of High National Interest, PRIN No. 2005062137) and present the prototype of the online database. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The Web site was created with Microsoft Office Publisher 2003 software, which allows the realisation of multiple Web pages linked through a main menu located on the home page. The Web site contains a database of computed tomography (CT) colonography studies in the Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) standard, all acquired with multidetector-row CT according to the parameters defined by the European Society of Abdominal and Gastrointestinal Radiology (ESGAR). The cases present different bowel-cleansing and tagging methods, and each case has been anonymised and classified according to the Colonography Reporting and Data System (C-RADS). RESULTS: The Web site is available at http address www.ctcolonography.org and is composed of eight pages. Download times for a 294-Mbyte file were 33 min from a residential ADSL (6 Mbit/s) network, 200 s from a local university network (100 Mbit/s) and 2 h and 50 min from a remote academic site in the USA. The Web site received 256 accesses in the 22 days since it went online. CONCLUSIONS: The Web site is an immediate and up-to-date tool for publicising the activity of the research project and a valuable learning resource for CT colonography.
|Autori:||Neri E; Laghi A; Regge D; Sacco P; Gallo T; Turini F; Talini E; Ferrari R; Mellaro M; Rengo M; Marchi S; Caramella D; Bartolozzi C|
|Titolo:||CT colonography: Project of High National Interest No. 2005062137 of the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR) RID A-2343-2011|
|Anno del prodotto:||2008|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1007/s11547-008-0332-z|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|