Teledermatology PACS



Digital Image Communication in Medicine (DICOM) is a global information technology standard that facilitates the transfer of medical images from one biomedical device to another. DICOM has significantly contributed to the success of teleradiology and picture archiving and communication systems (PACS). PACS is a computer system – both the hardware and software – used for the acquisition, storage, and distribution of biomedical images.


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Further Reading

  1. The DICOM standard can be downloaded in PDF format from the DICOM home page All base parts and supplements are in a separate document. Accessed June 2010
  2. Oleg Pianykh has written a comprehensive text book on DICOM. Pianykh, Oleg S (2008) Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) – a practical introduction and survival guide. SpringerGoogle Scholar
  3. The UK’s National Health Service has produced a ‘Beginner Guide to PACS’. It is available for download from Centre for Evidence-based purchasing web site. Accessed June 2010

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centre for Online Health, Level 3, Foundation Building, Royal Children’s HospitalThe University of QueenslandHerstonAustralia

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