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Bidirectional ACR-NEMA interface between the VA's DHCP integrated imaging system and the Siemens-Loral PACS
Author(s): Peter M. Kuzmak; Ruth E. Dayhoff M.D.
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Paper Abstract

At the Baltimore VA Medical Center, the DHCP Integrated Imaging System and a commercial Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS) work in concert to provide a wide- range of departmental and hospital-wide imaging capabilities. An interface between the DHCP and the Siemens-Loral PACS systems enables patient text and image data to be passed between the two systems. The interface uses ACR-NEMA 2.0 Standard messages extended with shadow groups based on draft ACR-NEMA 3.0 prototypes. A Novell file server, accessible to both systems via Ethernet, is used to communicate all the messages. Patient identification information, orders, ADT, procedure status, changes, patient reports, and images are sent between the two systems across the interface. The systems together provide an extensive set of imaging capabilities for both the specialist and the general practitioner.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 May 1994
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2165, Medical Imaging 1994: PACS: Design and Evaluation, (15 May 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.174325
Show Author Affiliations
Peter M. Kuzmak, Dept. of Veterans' Affairs (United States)
Ruth E. Dayhoff M.D., Dept. of Veterans' Affairs (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2165:
Medical Imaging 1994: PACS: Design and Evaluation
R. Gilbert Jost M.D., Editor(s)

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