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METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MULTI-LANGUAGE REPORTING

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000109700D
Publication Date: 2005-Mar-24
Document File: 4 page(s) / 30K

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Abstract

In an embodiment, the method and apparatus for multi-language reporting is configured having a knowledge base of medical concepts. Each concept is given a unique code. The concepts can be represented in any language, but retain the same unique code.

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METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MULTI-LANGUAGE REPORTING

FIELD OF THE INVENTION

[0001]               This invention relates generally, to multi-language reporting, and more particularly to, a method and apparatus for multi-language reporting, especially in medical imaging.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

[0002]                As the world becomes more connected, the medical industry is receiving new opportunities to utilize remote resources.  For example, in remote northern English speaking

Canada

a person may receive a radiology exam.  An interpretation or consultation may have to be done remotely in French speaking

Canada

[0003]               Thus there exists a need for a reporting system, wherein the physician can describe his findings and impressions for the exam without having any language barrier i.e. a physician can record his findings in his native language that can be read by another physician who speaks another language without the need for manual translations.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

[0004]               FIG. 1 shows an example of a schematic view of a report in English. 

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION

[0005]                Various embodiments of this invention provide a method and apparatus for multi-language reporting, especially in medical imaging.  However, the embodiments are not limited and may be implemented in connection with other systems such as, industrial systems.  

[0006]                 In an embodiment, the method and apparatus is configured having a knowledge base of medical concepts.  Each concept is given a unique code.  The concepts can be represented in any language, but retain the same unique code.

[0007]               In one example, the following table explains the unique coding.

CODE

ENGLISH

TAMIL

GT123

Pressure

Aayaithum

GT123A

Normal Pressure

Saadhaana Aayaithum

GT123B

Abnormal Pressure

Assaadhaana Aayaithum

[0008]               A physician is presented with a user interface that will allow him to pick items from this knowledge base to include in the report.  For example, if the reading physician speaks Tamil (a language of India), this physician reads the exam and uses a menu system (any recording UI can be used) that presents the concepts in Tamil as given here: 

 

Aayaithum

 

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