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Picture archiving and communication system-to-personal computer radiologist workstation
Author(s): Katherine P. Andriole; Osman M. Ratib; H. K. Huang
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Paper Abstract

A software utility package designed to interface our picture archiving and communication system (PACS) to a Macintosh personal computer (PC) radiologist workstation is presented. The application MACPACS, developed to enable the low cost end-user to access a large-scale PACS, incorporates the following modules: a communication module for image retrieval; an interpretation module for translation of images to a format compatible with the tasks to be performed on the Macintosh; a display module (using the OSIRIS application program) for viewing and manipulating images as well as for the production of documents including images and text; and a module for storing images and reports. The low cost end-user can retrieve, view, manipulate, and store computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance (MR), and computed radiography (CR) images from our PACS through our MACPACS application program and as a result can utilize our existing large-scale PACS without requiring an expensive display station.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 September 1993
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 1899, Medical Imaging 1993: PACS Design and Evaluation, (8 September 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.152869
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Katherine P. Andriole, Univ. of California/San Francisco School of Medicine (United States)
Osman M. Ratib, Hopital Cantonical Univ. de Geneve (United States)
H. K. Huang, Univ. of California/San Francisco School of Medicine (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1899:
Medical Imaging 1993: PACS Design and Evaluation
R. Gilbert Jost M.D., Editor(s)

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