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Current Perspectives on PACS and a Cardiology Case Study

  • Carlos Costa
  • Augusto Silva
  • José Luís Oliveira
Part of the Studies in Computational Intelligence book series (SCI, volume 65)

Abstract

Since the first experiments on digital medical imaging, Pictures Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS) have been gaining acceptance along healthcare practitioners. PACS based infrastructures are currently being driven by powerful medical applications that rely completely on the seamless access to images' databases and related metadata. New and demanding applications such as study co-registration and content based retrieval are already driving PACS into new prominent roles.

In this chapter we will revise the major key factors that have promoted this technology. We will then present our own solution for a Web-based PACS and the results achieved by its use on a Cardiology Department. We will finally consider future applications that are pushing developmental research in this field.

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Smart Card Current Perspective CBIR System National Electrical Manufacturer Association DICOM Object 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carlos Costa
    • 1
  • Augusto Silva
    • 2
  • José Luís Oliveira
    • 3
  1. 1.DETI/IEETAUniversidade de AveiroPortugal
  2. 2.DETI/IEETAUniversidade de AveiroPortugal
  3. 3.DETI/IEETAUniversidade de AveiroPortugal

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