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DICOM IN DENTISTRY ADA ACTIVITY – SPECIFICATION DEVELOPMENT

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DICOM IN DENTISTRY ADA ACTIVITY – SPECIFICATION DEVELOPMENT

  1. 1. DICOM IN DENTISTRY ADA ACTIVITY – SPECIFICATION DEVELOPMENT Standards Division Interoperability Committee WG 12.1
  2. 2. General Dentist Oral Surgeon Endodontist Periodontist Images sent for referral to specialist Practice management data base archive Clearing House Third Party Carriers 2 nd General Dentist Examples of image transfers in dentistry
  3. 3. B-164.  Resolved, that the ADA adopt the Digital Imaging and Communication Standard (DICOM) as its standard for communication of digital dental images; and be it further Resolved, that the appropriate agencies of the ADA develop and communicate a definition of compliance with the DICOM and other relevant standards that can be used by the members to ensure vendor's compliance and be it further Resolved, that the appropriate agencies of the ADA develop a mechanism for recognizing vendors in compliance with the ADA definition of the DICOM and other appropriate standards. American Dental Association Board Resolution B-164-2000
  4. 4. (1) DICOM image file format will be the standard for exchange of grayscale dental radiographic images. (2) Removable media (e.g. CD-R) will be supported to exchange images. (4) Networking for export and retrieval will be supported. (3) A standard extension (.dcm) will be applied to DICOM image files. (4) Dental digital x-ray systems shall, irrespective of vendor be able to read 8, 12 (allocated or filled) and 16 bit DICOM image files. (5) Dx, Io, Secondary Capture, Video (photography, microscopy, endoscopy) to be supported. (6) The DICOMDIR will be supported. (7) Lossless compression (JPEG) will be permitted; lossy compression will not be permitted. (8) DICOM print support optional. Vendor Agreements
  5. 5. B-165.  Resolved, that the appropriate agencies of the ADA be urged to incorporate participating DICOM vendor demonstrations as part of the ADA Annual Session, and be it further Resolved, that these vendor demonstrations provide the member a comparison of interoperability of imaging across different practice management systems, and be it further Resolved, that the appropriate agencies of the ADA assist other regional meetings to incorporate participating DICOM vendor demonstrations in their meetings. American Dental Association Board Resolution B-165-2000
  6. 6. Interoperability and DICOM
  7. 7. Interoperability demonstrations starting at ADA Annual Convention in New Orleans, Oct 19-23, 2002. Technology Day Workshop Oct 19 Non-commercial booth Oct 20-23 Interoperability and DICOM

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