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Expand the Internet standard to the DICOM standard: DICOM-QR URL scheme
Author(s): Takaya Sakusabe; Shirchin Baatar; Michio Kimura
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Paper Abstract

Recently, a DICOM-compliant image server application (Query/Retrieve Service Class Provider; Q/R SCP) is available commercially or freely in small or large scale. It is better to use these products as an image management sub system of sophisticated image networking applications such as a teaching file system and electric clinical patient record exchange. We describe a new facility to construct medical image database systems using Query/Retrieve Service Class applications. We propose a new Internet Standard; DICOM-QR URL scheme. It is an expansion of the URL (Uniform Resource Locator) standard to comply the DICOM standard. The DICOM-QR URL conveys the complete information to access to the specified images on the Q/R SCP. It is encoded into the compact ASCII string that is easily stored in fields of relational databases or text documents. Finally, we propose that the DICOM-QR URL scheme should be standardized following the Internet Standards Process and we propose many colleagues to join the process.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 July 1998
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 3339, Medical Imaging 1998: PACS Design and Evaluation: Engineering and Clinical Issues, (13 July 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.319783
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Takaya Sakusabe, Weathernews Inc. (Japan)
Shirchin Baatar, Hamamatsu Univ. School of Medicine (Japan)
Michio Kimura, Hamamatsu Univ. School of Medicine (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3339:
Medical Imaging 1998: PACS Design and Evaluation: Engineering and Clinical Issues
Steven C. Horii; G. James Blaine, Editor(s)

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