DICOM


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DICOM

(medical, standard)
(From Digital Imaging and COmmunications in Medicine) A standard developed by ACR-NEMA (American College of Radiology - National Electrical Manufacturer's Association) for communications between medical imaging devices. It conforms to the ISO reference model for network communications and incorporates object-oriented design concepts.
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"Lisa is a leader who delivers real value to MITA Members through her work with DICOM," said Patrick Hope, MITA executive director.
Hyland Healthcare's ModLink software uses DICOM Structured Report or HL7 measurement data from ultrasound, DEXA, and CT devices to auto-populate reports in voice recognition systems.
Utilizing their 'print to DICOM' feature, users can print documents, reports, or images of various types as a DICOM file into a patient folder to ensure a complete view of the patient.
The Extra Express division of Dicom provides comprehensive warehousing and related delivery services to blue-chip accounts throughout California.
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The developed web-based medical image atlas implements the following major modules: 1) User management, 2) Graphical User Interface, 3) Image and video upload and visualization, 4) Image manipulation, 5) DICOM viewer, 6) Social networking, and 7) Video conference.
An actual PACS replacement is not the only way to do this, but this is as good an opportunity as any to put a strategic focus on rearchitecting the infrastructure, embracing a more vendor-agnostic content storage paradigm (that includes DICOM, as well as non-DICOM content such as waveforms, movies, sound, stills, etc.) that accounts for specific workflow needs beyond radiology.
The other three hospital facilities have a merged facility image cache--the same DICOM engine as the larger hospitals, but only 60 days' worth of storage.
The Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) standard begins in 1983 when The American College of Radiology (ACR) and National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) formed a committee to develop standard unifying digital information interoperability.
Although standardization efforts conducted by standardization bodies, such as Health Level Seven (HL7) (1) and Digital Imaging and Communication in Medicine (DICOM), (2) are progressing to provide integration solutions, HL7 or DICOM messages usually contain many optional or ambiguous data fields so that being DICOM or HL7 compliant does not guarantee simple and direct integration.