Over the past 10 years, a large number of devoted individuals have worked on a project to develop a standard for the storage and exchange of medical images. Known as the ACR/NEMA standardization effort, this project is jointly sponsored by the American College of Radiology (ACR) and the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA). Over the years, radiologists and industry representatives alike have supported the standardization effort, but there has been little evidence of actual exchanges of medical images among medical equipment vendors who use the ACR/NEMA standard.
R. Gilbert Jost,
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