Clinical Map Document Based on XML (cMDX): Document Architecture With Mapping Feature for Reporting and Analysing Prostate Cancer in Radical Prostatectomy Specimens
The document architecture of cMDX was designed according to Open Packaging Conventions by separating the whole data into template data and patient data. Analogue custom XML elements were considered to harmonize the graphical representation (e.g. Tumour Extension) with the textual data (e.g. Histological Patterns). The graphical documentation was based on the four-layer visualization model that forms the interaction between different custom XML elements. Sensible personal data were encrypted with a 256-bit cryptographic algorithm to avoid misuse. In order to assess the clinical value, the authors retrospectively analysed the tumour extension in 255 patients after radical prostatectomy.