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Implementing a DICOM-HL7 interface application
Author(s): Steven L. Fritz; Sunita Munjal; James Connors; Deszu Csipo
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Paper Abstract

The DICOM standard, in addition to resolving certain problems with the ACR-NEMA 2.0 standard regarding network support and the clinical data dictionary, added new capabilities, in the form of study content notification and patient, study and results management services, intended to assist in interfacing between PACS and HIS or RIS systems. We have defined and implemented a mechanism that allows a DICOM application entity (AE) to interrogate an HL7 based RIS using DICOM services. The implementation involved development of a DICOM- HL7 gateway which converted between DICOM and HL7 messages to achieve the desired retrieval capability. This mechanism, based on the DICOM query/retrieve service, was used to interface a DeJarnette Research film digitizer to an IDXrad RIS at the University of Maryland Medical Systems hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. A C++ class library was developed for both DICOM and HL7 massaging, with several constructors used to convert between the two standards.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 May 1995
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2435, Medical Imaging 1995: PACS Design and Evaluation: Engineering and Clinical Issues, (12 May 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.208764
Show Author Affiliations
Steven L. Fritz, Univ. of Maryland School of Medicine (United States)
Sunita Munjal, Univ. of Maryland School of Medicine (United States)
James Connors, DeJarnette Research Systems, Inc. (United States)
Deszu Csipo, DeJarnette Research Systems, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2435:
Medical Imaging 1995: PACS Design and Evaluation: Engineering and Clinical Issues
R. Gilbert Jost; Samuel J. Dwyer, Editor(s)

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