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12 May 1995 C++ class library for DICOM services to support a HIS/RIS interface
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The DICOM standard for medical image management was developed primarily based on a model of image transfer between image management systems, especially imaging modalities. The HL7 standard has developed for generic electronic information exchange in a healthcare environment. We have developed a C++ class library to support both DICOM and HL7 v 2.0 network environments and allow for interaction between DICOM image management systems and HL7-based radiology information systems. The class library includes basic classes for DICOM information objects and HL7 messages and message segments. In addition, it defines mutual constructors which can build objects for one environment using objects from the other environment as input parameters. A subset of the class library was implemented to build a DICOM HL7 gateway described elsewhere in this Proceedings. This project demonstrated that the two standards have limited areas of incompatibility which do not prevent development of functioning interface gateways.
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Steven L. Fritz, Sunita Munjal, James Connors, and Deszu Csipo "C++ class library for DICOM services to support a HIS/RIS interface", Proc. SPIE 2435, Medical Imaging 1995: PACS Design and Evaluation: Engineering and Clinical Issues, (12 May 1995);

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