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Is adoption of standards enough: examples of ACR-NEMA interface implementations
Author(s): Betty A. Levine; Marion C. Meissner; Seong Ki Mun
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Paper Abstract

The development of an interface between two different vendors' systems is not a trivial task. It can be made easier if standards are utilized, but this does not necessarily lead to plug and play connectivity. At Georgetown, we have been involved in the development of many interfaces between radiology information systems (RIS)/hospital information systems (HIS) and picture archiving and communications systems (PACS) over the past seven years. We are currently developing an interface between a computed radiography (CR) system and a PACS. Throughout our development efforts, we have found that using standards can reduce the time spent in the design, development, and implementation of the interface software, but they are not without problems. We describe interface development, in general, utilizing standards, specifics of our interface development between radiology and hospital information systems and PACS, and the advantages and limitations we have encountered while developing the CR to PACS interface using adopted standards. We also make some recommendations as to how the clarification of standards might be achieved.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 May 1995
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2435, Medical Imaging 1995: PACS Design and Evaluation: Engineering and Clinical Issues, (12 May 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.208818
Show Author Affiliations
Betty A. Levine, Georgetown Univ. Medical Ctr. (United States)
Marion C. Meissner, Georgetown Univ. Medical Ctr. (United States)
Seong Ki Mun, Georgetown Univ. Medical Ctr. (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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