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Conceptual plan to link nuclear medicine and the MDIS radiology PACS
Author(s): John Bauman M.D.; Steve Budd; Neil Katz M.D.; Michael A. Cawthon M.D.; John R. Romlein; John C. Weiser; Robert G. Leckie
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Paper Abstract

The Medical Diagnostic Imaging Support System (MDIS) is a project to install PACS systems at several medical sites in the military. The configuration calls for links to nuclear medicine in the near future but to date no definite system has been devised. This presentation describes a scenario in which a nuclear medicine department acts as a mini-PACS system with a direct link to the larger parent PACS system. The advantage of this approach is that it allows greater specialization at the workstation than is presently configured into the MDIS PACS system. Also large data sets can be reviewed and manipulated without slowing down the flow of images in the parent PACS. Only processed and formatted images are sent to the parent PACS system. Several problems exist in interfacing a nuclear medicine service with the MDIS PACS system and these are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 September 1993
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 1899, Medical Imaging 1993: PACS Design and Evaluation, (8 September 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.152916
Show Author Affiliations
John Bauman M.D., Madigan Army Medical Ctr. (United States)
Steve Budd, Madigan Army Medical Ctr. (United States)
Neil Katz M.D., Brooke Army Medical Ctr. (United States)
Michael A. Cawthon M.D., Brooke Army Medical Ctr. (United States)
John R. Romlein, MDIS Project Office (United States)
John C. Weiser, MDIS Project Office (United States)
Robert G. Leckie, MDIS Project Office (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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