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Telemedicine in Dermatology

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Teledermatology PACS

  • Liam J. CafferyAffiliated withCentre for Online Health, Level 3, Foundation Building, Royal Children’s Hospital, The University of Queensland Email author 

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Abstract

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.