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Medical Image Communication System: Plan, Management And Initial Experience In Prototype At The University Of North Carolina
Author(s): E. V. Staab; D. J. Anderson; E. L. Chaney; D. J. Delany; F. A. DiBianca; W. B. Guilford; P. F. Jaques; R. E. Johnston; W. H. McCartney; S. M. Pizer; J. H. Scatliff; B. G. Thompson; D. B. Washburn
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Paper Abstract

The revolution in data handling associated with digital systems has excited the medical world into considering replacing existing methods. The integration of digital with analogue video systems into a complete electronic communications network holds tremendous promise. One area where these changes will have significant impact is in medical imaging. The potential of more and better information being,obtained from current studies, more rapid access to studies, intercomparison of images from different modalities, savings in space and equipment, reduced procedure time, improved communication in a distributed department, remote image consultation, and timely data base for management are only some of the advantages that can accrue from proper use of electronic systems. In the hospital, the traditional radiology department is becoming a medical imaging de-partment. To effect a change from the ubiquitous silver halide film base system into a more electronic department will necessitate much experimentation. At the University of North Carolina we are attempting to involve the entire department in these endeavors as well as others such as biomedical engineering, computer science and traditional clinical areas. To facilitate this, a management system has been developed and is being used. The system, our architectural draft of a future department and the initial problems and questions which have arisen from implementing a prototype system will be the subject of this report.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 January 1982
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 0318, 1st Intl Conf and Workshop on Picture Archiving and Communication Systems, (14 January 1982); doi: 10.1117/12.967616
Show Author Affiliations
E. V. Staab, University of North Carolina (United States)
D. J. Anderson, University of North Carolina (United States)
E. L. Chaney, University of North Carolina (United States)
D. J. Delany, University of North Carolina (United States)
F. A. DiBianca, University of North Carolina (United States)
W. B. Guilford, University of North Carolina (United States)
P. F. Jaques, University of North Carolina (United States)
R. E. Johnston, University of North Carolina (United States)
W. H. McCartney, University of North Carolina (United States)
S. M. Pizer, University of North Carolina (United States)
J. H. Scatliff, University of North Carolina (United States)
B. G. Thompson, University of North Carolina (United States)
D. B. Washburn, University of North Carolina (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0318:
1st Intl Conf and Workshop on Picture Archiving and Communication Systems
Andre J. Duerinckx, Editor(s)

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