A Second Generation PACS Concept

Hospital Integrated Picture Archiving and Communication Systems

  • Michel Osteaux
  • A. R. Bakker
  • D. Bell
  • R. Mattheus
  • D. Meyer-Ebrecht
  • S. Orphanoudakis
  • R. Van de Velde
  • Th. Wendler

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. M. Osteaux, R. Van den Broeck, Y. Temmerman, B. Wein
    Pages 23-43
  3. H. Lodder, B. M. Van Poppel, A. R. Bakker
    Pages 45-53
  4. D. Meyer-Ebrecht, A. Keizers, W. J. J. Stut Jr., F. Vossebürger, R. Mattheus, J. G. Tiberghien et al.
    Pages 99-172
  5. Th. Wendler, K. J. Mönnich, J. Schmidt
    Pages 173-210
  6. D. Bell, D. H. O. Ling, I. R. Young, C. Schilling, B. Wein, D. Meyer-Ebrecht
    Pages 211-293
  7. R. Mattheus
    Pages 295-312
  8. M. Osteaux, A. R. Bakker, D. Bell, P. Kofakis, R. Mattheus, D. Meyer-Ebrecht et al.
    Pages 313-322

About this book


The term picture archiving and communications system (PACS) was initiated during the first International conference and workshop on the topic sponsored by The International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE) in Newport Beach, California in 1982. The research and development (R&D) progress for PACS has been slow until 1988. The earlier PACS modules were mostly off the shelf components connected together to solve a very specific clinical problem. The three major players in PACS R&D are the European countries, United States of America, and Japan. For various reasons, the European coun­ tries concentrated in modeling and simulation, U.S.A. pre­ ferred in-house development or purchased PACS modules from a manufacturer, whereas Japan organized the PACS as a national project. Between 1989 and 1990 PACS R&D took a dramatic positive turn. Large scale P ACS projects were planned and some are of implementation, especially in newly con­ at various stages structed hospitals. Examples are the Hokkaido University, Japan; Hammersmith Hospital, United Kingdom; Social and Medical Center East (SMZO), Vienna, Austria; the U.S. Armed Force Medical Diagnostic Imaging Support (MDIS) project; and the UCLA Medical Plaza ambulatory care center. Another phenomenon is the organization of the EC-countries which provides a tremendous impetus for the European PACS R&D efforts. This book "Hospital Integrated Picture Archiving and Communication Systems: edited by Professor M. Osteaux and others is a direct product from these efforts.


Information Technology (IT) Picture Archiving and Communication System Radiologieinformationssystem computed tomography (CT) computer diagnostic imaging documentation evaluation image processing information technology magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) medical imaging radiology standardization ultrasound

Editors and affiliations

  • Michel Osteaux
    • 1
  • A. R. Bakker
    • 2
  • D. Bell
    • 3
  • R. Mattheus
    • 4
  • D. Meyer-Ebrecht
    • 5
  • S. Orphanoudakis
    • 6
  • R. Van de Velde
    • 7
  • Th. Wendler
    • 8
  1. 1.Pluridisciplinary Research Institute for Medical Imaging Science, Academic HospitalVrije Universiteit BrusselBrusselBelgium
  2. 2.BAZIS LeidenLeidenThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Institute of InformaticsUniversity of UlsterNewton Abbey, co. AntrimUK
  4. 4.Vrije Universiteit BrusselsBrusselBelgium
  5. 5.Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische HochschuleAachenGermany
  6. 6.Foundation of Research and TechnologyInstitute of Computer ScienceHeraklioGreece
  7. 7.Academisch ZiekenhuisVrije Universiteit BrusselBrusselBelgium
  8. 8.Philips GmbHForschungslaboratorium HamburgHamburg 54Germany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1992
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-76965-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-76963-4
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