Analog X-ray with Text Label
This film label is an example of how analog X-ray film images are currently identified. The text must be read and interpreted by a human in order to determine minimum information regarding the subject of the X-ray. Often, the label is illegible or attributed to the wrong patient.
Bar Coded Film Label with Text
The addition of a 1D barcode " look-up" number to the label allows access to a data base with far more information than simply that given in the text label. Using a barcode scanner allows access to the computer containing the relevant data.
1D and 2D Barcoded Digital Radiographic Films
Use of a 2D bar code on MRI, CAT, PET, UltraSound and digital X-ray films, can eliminate the need for a "look-up" number bar code because the relevant data is stored within the bar code itself and can be accessed with the appropriate device. Use of this code can provide additional security.
More about 2D bar codes.
Click here for -- BAR CODES CURRENTLY USED IN MEDICINE
Click here for --- DEMONSTRATION OF BAR CODED X-RAY CONCEPT
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