The DIMI System Philosophy and State of Development
Since the early 70’s, use of computers in Medical Imaging increased tremendously. Digital images can be processed for optimal display, extraction of quantitative information or improvement of signal characteristics, as it is the case in Nuclear Medicine, Radiology (X — CT, DSA), Ultrasounds and now MRI. Systems used for such tasks are called Image Processing Systems (IPS). In addition to image processing, images and text information connected to images may be archived and distributed in digital form. Systems performing image management are known as Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS) or Image Management Systems (IMS). Several such systems are being developed in North America and Europe (1).
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