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The ACR-NEMA Magnetic Tape Standard
Author(s): Steven C. Horii; James L. Lehr; Yen Wang; Pam Chepuri; John Hoffman; Gwilym Lodwick; Jason S. Z ielonka; Steven Dzik; Laura Lee Murphy; Herman Oosterwijk
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Paper Abstract

The ACR-NEMA Digital Imaging and Communications Standards Committee has published its Standard for an interface to medical imaging equipment. Various groups are now working on implementing this Standard, and the need for an exchange medium other than the electrical one of the Standard was forseen as necessary for software development. Working Group V was formed to examine this issue, and proposed to work first on a magnetic tape standard as magnetic tape drives are present on many imaging devices. The message format of the Standard was felt to be readily adaptable to magnetic tape. The physical specification has been chosen to conform to the ANSI standards for unrecorded and recorded magnetic tape, The logical specification is being developed with an attempt to adhere to the ANSI Standard for Magnetic Tape Labels and File Structure (1). This paper will discuss the reasons for developing a new format instead of using existing image interchange standards, explain the need for, and problems raised by tape directories, and explain the tape Standard as it currently exists.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 June 1986
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 0626, Application of Optical Instrumentation in Medicine XIV and Picture Archiving and Communication Systems, (12 June 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.975438
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Steven C. Horii, N.Y.U. Medical Center (United States)
James L. Lehr, University of Chicago (United States)
Yen Wang, Thomas Jefferson Hospital (United States)
Pam Chepuri, Technicare Corporation (United States)
John Hoffman, General Electric Medical Systems (United States)
Gwilym Lodwick, Massachusetts General Hospital (United States)
Jason S. Z ielonka, V.A. Medical Center (United States)
Steven Dzik, Siemens Medical Systems (United States)
Laura Lee Murphy, NEMA (United States)
Herman Oosterwijk, Philips Medical Systems (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0626:
Application of Optical Instrumentation in Medicine XIV and Picture Archiving and Communication Systems
Samuel J. Dwyer; Roger H. Schneider, Editor(s)

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