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What Types Of Standards Would Be Useful In PACS Activities?
Author(s): Brent Baxter; Michael Zeleznik; Gerald Macguire
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Paper Abstract

Digital storage and retrival of diagnostic image information in a large medical center is dependent upon the interconnection and successful use of many types of electronic equipment. Much of this equipment may be sufficiently dissimilar to cause major interconnection problems. For these individual systems to function together in a picture archiving and communication system (PACS) network it is essential that of their use and operation be coordinated in a systematic manner according to standardized procedures. There are several benefits to the adoption and use of such standards: a) New equipment and software can be designed for parts of the system without the entire system becomming obsolete. b) Permanence of the archived image material will be unaffected by replacement of archive equipment. c) Communication of image data between medical centers will be simpler. This talk will outline desirable characteristics for standards designed to help meet these objectives. Aspects of archive system operation that are suitable for standardization will be discussed and contrasted with those most likely best left unspecified to encourage creative diversity.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 May 1983
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0418, Picture Archiving and Communication Systems, (16 May 1983); doi: 10.1117/12.935975
Show Author Affiliations
Brent Baxter, University of Utah (United States)
Michael Zeleznik, University of Utah (United States)
Gerald Macguire, University of Utah (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0418:
Picture Archiving and Communication Systems
Samuel J. Dwyer III, Editor(s)

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