7 August 2001 Building and using a PACS in pathology and cytology
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Applications of Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS) in Pathology and Cytology are currently hardly used in the diagnostic process. Here we describe a system that, together with existing equipment, stores data from cervix smears, and aids the physician in the diagnostic process. The system comprises of a scanning system for the specimen and a multi-level storage system partly on disk and partly on optical media. The system adds additional benefits in the diagnostic process while at the same time provides a safe long-term storage and archive of the data. Due to the open nature and the cost-effectiveness of this solution applications of this system can be found not only in cervical cytology but also in pathology or other parts of medicine where image processing or storage is a major issue.
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Rudi van Drunen, Rudi van Drunen, Geert van Teylingen, Geert van Teylingen, Mathilde E. Boon, Mathilde E. Boon, Lambrecht P. Kok, Lambrecht P. Kok, "Building and using a PACS in pathology and cytology", Proc. SPIE 4323, Medical Imaging 2001: PACS and Integrated Medical Information Systems: Design and Evaluation, (7 August 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.435484; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.435484

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