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An update on American College of Radiology-National Electrical Manufacturers Association Standards Activity

  • Steven C. Horii
  • David G. Hill
  • Hartwig R. Blume
  • David E. Best
  • Bob Thompson
  • Cindy Fuscoe
  • David Snavely
Digital Imaging Basics

Abstract

The American College of Radiology-National Electrical Manufacturer’s Association (ACR-NEMA) Standard was published 5 years ago. Implementations are just now becoming available in a form other than a prototype. Though this seems like a long interval between the initial work and results, the organization responsible for the standard, the ACR-NEMA Digital Imaging and Communications Standards Committee, has not been idle. Much of the progress which has been made is the result of cooperative work involving industry, the Committee and its Working Groups (WG), and the medical imaging user community. This paper will briefly review the history of the development of what is now a family of ACR-NEMA standards, describe the current activity of the WGs, and indicate in what directions the WGs are headed for both new and updated standards.

Key Words

standards digital imaging PACS 

References

  1. 1.
    American College of Radiology-National Electrical Manufacturers Association Digital Imaging and Communication Studies Committee, Minutes of Feb. 7 meeting, p 6, February, 1984Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    American College of Radiology-National Electrical Manufacturers Association Digital Imaging and Communication Studies Committee, ACR-NEMA 300–1985: Digital Imaging and Communications, November, 1985.Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    Maguire GQ, Jr., Baxter BS, Hitchner LE: An AAPM standard magnetic tape format for digital image exchange. SPIE Proc, PACS for Medical Applications, 318:284–293, 1982Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Steven C. Horii
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    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
    • 5
    • 6
  • David G. Hill
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
    • 5
    • 6
  • Hartwig R. Blume
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
    • 5
    • 6
  • David E. Best
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
    • 5
    • 6
  • Bob Thompson
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
    • 5
    • 6
  • Cindy Fuscoe
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
    • 5
    • 6
  • David Snavely
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
    • 5
    • 6
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyGeorgetown University HospitalWashington, DC
  2. 2.Siemens Medical SystemsIselin
  3. 3.Philips Medical SystemsShelton
  4. 4.Eastman Kodak CompanyRochester
  5. 5.University of North CarolinaChapel Hill
  6. 6.NEMAWashington, DC

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