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Reference architecture for DICOM-compliant PACS development
Author(s): Steven L. Fritz; Steven R. Roys; Sunita Munjal
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Paper Abstract

DICOM semantics refers to the specification of meaning of DICOM messages exchanged between two DICOM-compliant systems. DICOM-compliant PACS networks may fail to achieve interoperability due to different variations in allowable DICOM semantics used by different implementors. We have specified the beginnings of a DICOM reference architecture by designing a generic PACS network, selecting certain PACS functions commonly implemented in DICOM application entities and making explicit assignments of various DICOM service classes to carry out the selected application level functionality. A generic PACS based on the reference architecture presented here is being implemented with the intention off providing Internet access to it for interoperability testing.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 May 1997
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 3035, Medical Imaging 1997: PACS Design and Evaluation: Engineering and Clinical Issues, (22 May 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.274626
Show Author Affiliations
Steven L. Fritz, Univ. of Maryland/Baltimore (United States)
Steven R. Roys, Univ. of Maryland/Baltimore (United States)
Sunita Munjal, Univ. of Maryland/Baltimore (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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