PACS: A Guide to the Digital Revolution / Edition 1

PACS: A Guide to the Digital Revolution / Edition 1

by James H. Thrall, James H. Thrall, Amit Mehta
     
 

ISBN-10: 0387952918

ISBN-13: 9780387952918

Pub. Date: 01/28/2002

Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York, LLC

In the modern age of digital health care and medical imaging informatics, Picture Archiving and Communications Systems (PACS) have become a fundamental part of the technological infrastructure supporting the practice of radiology.

PACS: A Guide to the Digital Revolution, second edition, provides the reader with a comprehensive overview of this blossoming

Overview

In the modern age of digital health care and medical imaging informatics, Picture Archiving and Communications Systems (PACS) have become a fundamental part of the technological infrastructure supporting the practice of radiology.

PACS: A Guide to the Digital Revolution, second edition, provides the reader with a comprehensive overview of this blossoming technology. With contributions from leaders in the field of PACS, this user-friendly guide addresses the introductory concepts, computing fundamentals, advanced imaging technologies, and future opportunities. It also offers invaluable concepts and tools that facilitate the financial evaluation of PACS, making it a great resource for those looking to plan for PACS implementation, assess institutional needs, write an RFP, and compare vendors' quotes.

The second edition has been revised and updated to keep pace with the rapidly evolving field of picture archiving and communications systems. This new edition includes:

An overview of the latest medical imaging standards.

A discussion of security issues as they relate to PACS, especially regarding HIPAA.

An introduction to current information on PACS workstations, including the impact of new software and hardware on radiologists.

An updated explanation of data storage and compression that highlights how advancements are applied.

A section on how PACS influences research and education.

This text is geared toward radiologists, technologists, administrators, and IT professionals wishing to be a part of the medical imaging revolution.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780387952918
Publisher:
Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
Publication date:
01/28/2002
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
435
Product dimensions:
6.36(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.98(d)

Table of Contents

Administrative Issues.- to RIS and PACS.- PACS Strategic Plan and Needs Assessment.- Creating the PACS Request for Proposal and Selecting a Vendor.- Reengineering Workflow: A Focus on Personnel and Process.- Reengineering Workflow: The Radiologist’S Perspective.- Financial Modeling.- Legal Issues and Formal Policies.- Technical Issues.- Computer Fundamentals.- Digital Imaging Fundamentals.- Image Acquisition.- Image Compression.- PACS Architecture.- Networking Fundamentals.- Servers and Operating Systems.- Storage and Enterprise Archiving.- Image Displays.- Digital Mammography.- Web Distribution.- Clinical Issues.- PACS Workstation Software.- Breast Imaging, Computer-Aided Detection, and Computer-Assisted Classification.- Three-Dimensional Imaging in Radiology.- Voice Recognition.- Order Entry in Radiology.- Digital Teaching Files and Education.- Teleradiology.

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