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A Medical Imaging Equipment Digital Image Transfer Interface Standard
Author(s): Duane Elms; Owen Nelson; Alan Rothlauf
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Paper Abstract

A growing interest in the need for the consolidation of medical imaging information obtained from a wide variety of imaging systems has prompted the development of a number of system architectures designed to bring coherence to medical imaging efforts. One major stumbling block to the successful implementation of these systems is the inability to efficiently and effectively interface the various image acquisition devices to a unifying PACS network. In an effort to reduce this difficulty, a proposed Imaging Equipment Interface Standard has been developed which meets the following goals: 1. Applicability across the spectrum of image sources. 2. Absence of manufacturer specificity. 3. Simplicity and ease of implementation. 4. Functional design for future capability. The standard includes complete and specific details on all aspects required for implemen-tation within an imaging system including image format, electrical characteristics, interface protocol, and provisions for miscellaneous patient-specific data.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 June 1984
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 0454, Application of Optical Instrumentation in Medicine XII, (15 June 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.939322
Show Author Affiliations
Duane Elms, Picker International (United States)
Owen Nelson, Graphic Research Lab/3M (United States)
Alan Rothlauf, Picker International (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0454:
Application of Optical Instrumentation in Medicine XII
Samuel J. Dwyer III; Roger H. Schneider, Editor(s)

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