A Guide to the Digital Revolution

  • Keith J. Dreyer
  • James H. Thrall
  • David S. Hirschorn
  • Amit Mehta

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Keith J. Dreyer, David S. Hirschorn
      Pages 3-5
  3. Administrative Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Gordon Smith
      Pages 9-25
    3. Leonard A. Levine
      Pages 27-44
    4. Alan L. Schweitzer, Gordon Smith
      Pages 45-71
    5. Bruce I. Reiner, Eliot L. Siegel
      Pages 73-95
    6. Eliot L. Siegel, Bruce I. Reiner, Nancy Knight
      Pages 97-123
    7. Syrene R. Reilly, David Avrin
      Pages 125-144
    8. Gordon Smith, David S. Hirschorn
      Pages 145-169
  4. Technical Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 171-171
    2. Thomas J. Schultz, Keith J. Dreyer
      Pages 173-181
    3. Keith J. Dreyer, Mannudeep K. Kalra
      Pages 183-188
    4. Katherine P. Andriole
      Pages 189-227
    5. Bradley J. Erickson
      Pages 229-247
    6. Kenneth Heckman, Thomas J. Schultz
      Pages 249-267
    7. Scott M. Rogala
      Pages 269-301
    8. Kenneth M. Nesbitt, Thomas J. Schultz, Roberto Dasilva
      Pages 303-318
    9. Paul G. Nagy, Thomas J. Schultz
      Pages 319-345
    10. David S. Hirschorn
      Pages 347-362
    11. Martin J. Yaffe
      Pages 363-371
    12. Keith J. Dreyer
      Pages 373-382
  5. Clinical Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 383-383
    2. David S. Hirschorn, Steven C. Horii
      Pages 385-431
    3. Gordon J. Harris
      Pages 447-465
    4. Michael J. Mardini, Amit Mehta
      Pages 467-482
    5. Daniel I. Rosenthal
      Pages 483-493
    6. Khan M. Siddiqui, Barton F. Branstetter IV
      Pages 495-522
    7. Giles Boland, Jonathan T. Schlakman, James H. Thrall
      Pages 523-560
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 561-579

About this book


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.


Archiving Communications Picture Picture Archiving and Communication System Radiologieinformationssystem Systems assessment classification computer computerassistierte Detektion health care imaging medical imaging radiology

Editors and affiliations

  • Keith J. Dreyer
    • 1
    • 2
  • James H. Thrall
    • 1
    • 2
  • David S. Hirschorn
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Amit Mehta
    • 4
  1. 1.Harvard Medical SchoolMassachusetts General HospitalBostonUSA
  2. 2.Massachusetts General HospitalBostonUSA
  3. 3.Staten Island University HospitalStaten IslandUSA
  4. 4.St. Josephs Health CenterTorontoCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, Inc. 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-26010-5
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-31070-1
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