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Adaptation of DICOM to an operational PACS
Author(s): Albert W. K. Wong; H. K. Huang; Ronald L. Arenson
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Paper Abstract

Image communication between PACS applications and radiologic imaging equipment has always been difficult due to the proprietary communication protocols and data formats used by the individual manufacturers. With the introduction of DICOM, image communication among PACS components and radiologic imaging devices becomes feasible. We have integrated our PACS into a DICOM-compliant system that facilitates the communication of radiologic images between individual PACS components and radiologic imaging equipment. The image communication software implemented in our PACS was based on the Mallinckrodt's central test node software with several enhanced features. These features included dual network interface support, adjustable TCP buffer size, prioritizing job control, and computer host verification. The enhanced DICOM-based communication software has demonstrated a reliable yet efficient transfer for images in a PACS environment. This paper describes our implementation strategy of adapting DICOM to the UCSF PACS and the utilization of DICOM in the PACS operation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 May 1997
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 3035, Medical Imaging 1997: PACS Design and Evaluation: Engineering and Clinical Issues, (22 May 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.274566
Show Author Affiliations
Albert W. K. Wong, Univ. of California/San Francisco (United States)
H. K. Huang, Univ. of California/San Francisco (United States)
Ronald L. Arenson, Univ. of California/San Francisco (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3035:
Medical Imaging 1997: PACS Design and Evaluation: Engineering and Clinical Issues
Steven C. Horii; G. James Blaine, Editor(s)

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