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The Ongoing Implementation Of A Prototype Medical Communications System At The University Of North Carolina.
Author(s): B. M. Hemminger; B. G . Thompson; S. M. Pizer; P. Stancil
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Paper Abstract

The communications network is the backbone of a Picture Archiving and Communications System (PACS). A working communications network also facilitates research into the different aspects of a prototype PACS. In our previous PACS communications paper [Thompson82], we outlined the design criteria for a medical communications system. These same criteria are in effect except that we have replaced the analog transmission of images by digital transmission. To meet the communications needs of our prototype PACS configuration, the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill chose to develop a rudimentary implementation of the ACR-NEMA standard to allow communication between acquisition devices, host computers, consoles and other medical imaging equipment. This paper reflects on the decision to use digital transmission of images and existing digital modalities. We describe the implementation being carried out at UNC, and how the communications network interrelates with the other ongoing UNC PACS research efforts.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 June 1986
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0626, Application of Optical Instrumentation in Medicine XIV and Picture Archiving and Communication Systems, (12 June 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.975444
Show Author Affiliations
B. M. Hemminger, University of North Carolina (United States)
B. G . Thompson, University of North Carolina (United States)
S. M. Pizer, University of North Carolina (United States)
P. Stancil, University of North Carolina (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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