Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS) in Medicine

  • H. K. Huang
  • O. Ratib
  • A. R. Bakker
  • G. Witte
  • K. S. Chuang
Conference proceedings

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-76566-7

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 74)

Table of contents (67 papers)

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. PACS Overview

  3. Acquisition

    1. Principles of Computed Radiography
      Gerd Witte
      Pages 9-14
    2. Acquisition Interface for Computed Radiography
      Bruce Ho, Craig Morioka, Lotfi Kaabi, Ricky K. Taira, Alek Hayrapetian, H. K. Huang
      Pages 23-33
    3. PACS Image Acquisition: Film Scanners
      Ricky K. Taira, Mansur Loloyan, Alek Hayrapetian
      Pages 35-42
    4. Automatic Acquisition of CT, MR, and US images for PACS
      W. S. Weinberg, M. Loloyan, R. K. Taira, K. K. Chan, H. K. Huang
      Pages 43-50
  4. Display Stations

    1. Display Workstation: Hardware Architecture
      Paul S. Cho, Bruce K. T. Ho
      Pages 51-56
    2. PACS Workstation: User Interface Design
      Osman Ratib, Yves Ligier, Matthieu Funk, Christian Girard, René Perrier, Denis Hochstrasser
      Pages 57-61
    3. Reading Room Design for PACS
      Steven C. Horii, Howard N. Horii
      Pages 63-70
  5. Database and Storage

    1. Data Storage and Compression
      Paul S. Cho, Kelby K. Chan, Bruce K. T. Ho
      Pages 71-82
    2. Database Architecture and Design for PACS
      Brent K. Stewart, Ricky K. Taira
      Pages 83-89
    3. PAPYRUS: a portable image file format
      Osman Ratib, Yves Ligier, Ron Appel, Jean Raoul Scherrer
      Pages 91-94
  6. Communication Networks

    1. Teleradiology and Network Strategies
      Janice C. Honeyman, Samuel J. Dwyer III
      Pages 95-111
  7. System Integration

    1. An Introduction to the ACR-NEMA Standards
      Steven C. Horii
      Pages 119-139
    2. Integration Issues in PACS
      K. K. Chan, Ricky K. Taira, H. K. Huang
      Pages 141-147
    3. PACS Reliability Issues
      Ricky K. Taira, Kelby K. Chan, Brent K. Stewart, Wolfram S. Weinberg
      Pages 149-156
    4. HIS and RIS and PACS
      Albert R. Bakker
      Pages 157-162
  8. Clinical Experience

    1. Clinical Experience with a Multimedia Workstation at the Ottawa Civic Hospital, Canada
      M. Goldberg, G. Bélanger, J. Tombaugh, R. Dillon, J. Robertson, M. Coristine et al.
      Pages 163-168

About these proceedings


This volume contains the proceedings of the NATO Advanced Study Institute on "Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS) in Medicine" held in Evian, France, October 14- 26, 1990. The program committee of the institute consisted of H.K. Huang (Director), Osman Ratib, Albert Bakker, and Gerd Witte. This institute brought together approximately 90 participants from 15 countries. These proceedings are the accumulation of eight years of research and development results in PACS by various dedicated groups throughout the world. The purpose of this institute was to review the most recent technology available for PACS and some clinical results. The readers should notice the remarkable advances in this field by comparing the contents in these proceedings with those in a previous institute on "Pictorial Information Systems in Medicine" held August 27 - September 7, 1984 in Braunlage/Harz, Federal Republic of Germany, and published as Vol. 19 in this series. The institute was organized according to four categories: PACS components and system integration, PACS and related research in various countries and manufacturing companies, clinical experience and research support, and participants' scientific communications. In PACS components, we included image acquisition, workstations, data storage and networking. In system integration, topics on interfaces between Hospital Information System (HIS), Radiology Information System (RIS) and PACS, clinical reports, the ACR/NEMA standard, databases, reliability, and system integration were discussed. This lecture series emphasized the technical detail and "how to" aspects.


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Editors and affiliations

  • H. K. Huang
    • 1
  • O. Ratib
    • 2
  • A. R. Bakker
    • 3
  • G. Witte
    • 4
  • K. S. Chuang
    • 1
  1. 1.Medical Imaging Division, Department of Radiological SciencesUniversity of California, Los AngelesLos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.Digital Imaging Unit, Center of Medical InformaticsUniversity Hospital of GenevaGeneva-4Switzerland
  3. 3.BAZISLeidenThe Netherlands
  4. 4.Radiological Clinic, Diagnostic DepartmentUniversity Hospital Hamburg-EppendorfHamburg 20Germany

Bibliographic information

  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-76568-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-76566-7