1 August 1990 Requirements for a documentation of the image manipulation processes within PACS
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This paper discusses to which extent manipulation functions which have been applied to images handled in PACS should be documented. After postulating an increasing amount of postprocessing features on PACS-consoles, legal, educational and medical reasons for a documentation of image manipulation processes are presented. Besides legal necessities, aspects of storage capacity, response time, and potential uses determine the extent of this documentation. Is there a specific kind of manipulation functions which has to be documented generally? Should the physician decide which parts of the various pathways he tries are recorded by the system? To distinguish, for example, between reversible and irreversible functions or between interactive and non-interactive functions is one step towards a solution. Another step is to establish definitions for terms like "raw" and "final" image. The paper systematizes these questions and offers strategic help. The answers will have an important impact on PACS design and functionality.
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Klaus Retter, Klaus Retter, Otto Rienhoff, Otto Rienhoff, Ch. Karsten, Ch. Karsten, Hazel E. Prince, Hazel E. Prince, } "Requirements for a documentation of the image manipulation processes within PACS", Proc. SPIE 1234, Medical Imaging IV: PACS Systems Design and Evaluation, (1 August 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.19006; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.19006

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