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Picture Archival and Communication System [PACS] - Overview

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Picture Archival and Communication System [PACS] has evolved continuously over the last two decades. You can read the overview of PACS in this PPT Slides

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Picture Archival and Communication System [PACS] - Overview

  1. 1. Picture Archival and Communication System [PACS] - Overview
  2. 2. Agenda - Raghuram What is PACS? Evolution of PACS Components of PACS How Images are Stored and Retrieved Storage Onion Technology for STS
  3. 3. What is PACS?  Picture Archival and Communication System  Used in Radiology Dept. of Hospitals  Provides Workflow to store and retrieve Radiology Images  Radiology Images can be:  Digital Radioscopy (X Ray)  CT Scan  MRI Scan  PET (Positron Emission Tonography)  Endoscopy  Mammograms  Ultrasound  Doppler  Etc.  Uses DICOM (Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine)
  4. 4. Evolution of PACS  DICOM gained popularity before ~20 years  Film used due to:  No standard  Vendors trying to play monopoly with their Imaging devices and PACS Software  PACS gained popularity from the year 2000
  5. 5. Evolution of PACS [Contd.]
  6. 6. Components of PACS
  7. 7. How Images are Stored and Retrieved WADO - Web Access to DICOM Persistent Objects
  8. 8. Storage Onion Technology for STS
  9. 9. Credits  PACS Workflow – interWORKS from www.avreo.com  Image Flow – from www.indoushealthcare.com  PACS Architecture Diagram – from www.raypax.com  How Images are Stored and Retrieved - www.osirixviewer.com  WADO Definition: http://www.research.ibm.com/haifa/projects/software/wado/in dex.html
  10. 10. Thank You!

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