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Overview of PACs and their impact on network evolution
Author(s): Andre J. Duerinckx; Brent K. Stewart
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Paper Abstract

Networks are an important component of a picture archiving and communication system (PACS). The development of PACS has partially been a function of the availability of network technology. On the other hand, the specific needs of medical image transfer have, although to a somewhat lesser extent, impacted changes in network technology. Most important is the development of a digital imaging and communications standard (DICOM) for medical image transfer which could lead to a more universal 'image transfer' standard to be used outside of the medical field. The need for large image data transfer also promoted the early use of new technologies such as asynchronous transfer mode (ATM) packet switched networks and other high speed networks. This paper will review the development of computer networks, the history of PACS and their mutual interaction.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 October 1993
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1977, Video Communications and PACS for Medical Applications, (29 October 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.160489
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Andre J. Duerinckx, UCLA Medical Ctr. (United States)
Brent K. Stewart, Univ. of Washington Medical Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1977:
Video Communications and PACS for Medical Applications

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