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1 June 1990 Keynote Address: ACR-NEMA standards and their implications for teleradiology
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Proceedings Volume 1355, Telecommunication for Health Care: Telemetry, Teleradiology, and Telemedicine; (1990) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.23859
Event: Telecommunication for Health Care: Telemetry, Teleradiology, and Telemedicine, 1990, Calgary, Canada
Abstract
The ACR-NEMA Standard was developed initially as an interface standard for the interconnection of two pieces of imaging equipment Essentially the Standard defmes a point-to-point hardware connection with the necessary protocol and data structure so that two differing devices which meet the specification will be able to communicate with each other. The Standard does not defme a particular PACS architecture nor does it specify a database structure. In part these are the reasons why implementers have had difficulty in using the Standard in a full PACS. Recent activity of the Working Groups formed by the Committee overseeing work on the ACR-NEMA Standard has changed some of the " flavor" of the Standard. It was realized that connection of PACS with hospital and radiology information systems (HIS and RIS) is necessary if a PACS is ever to be succesful. The idea of interconnecting heterogeneous computer systems has pushed Standards development beyond the scope of the original work. Teleradiology which inherenfly involves wide-area networking may be a direct beneficiary of the new directions taken by the Standards Working Groups. This paper will give a brief history of the ACR-NEMA effort describe the " parent" Standard and its " offspring" and describe the activity of the current Working Groups with particular emphasis on the potential impacts on teleradiology.
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Steven C. Horii M.D. "Keynote Address: ACR-NEMA standards and their implications for teleradiology", Proc. SPIE 1355, Telecommunication for Health Care: Telemetry, Teleradiology, and Telemedicine, (1 June 1990); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.23859
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