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Pacs A Guide to the Digital Revolution

ISBN-10: 0387260102

ISBN-13: 9780387260105

Edition: 2nd 2006 (Revised)

Authors: Keith J. Dreyer, David S. Hirschorn, James H. Thrall, Amit Mehta

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"PACS: A Guide to the Digital Revolution, Second Edition," is a textbook of modern information sciences that fills an incredible need in the blossoming field of radiology. The emphasis is on a review of technological developments associated with the transition of radiology departments to filmless environments. As leaders in the field of computerized medical imaging, the editors and contributors provide insight into emerging technologies for physicians, administrators, and other interested groups. Each chapter addresses key topics in current literature with regard to the generation, transfer, interpretation, and distribution of images to the medical enterprise. This new edition has been updated to present recent developments in PACS, including: 1. An overview of the latest medical imaging standards; 2. A discussion of security issues as they relate to PACS, especially regarding HIPAA; 3. An introduction to current information on PACS workstations, including the impact of new software and hardware on radiologists; 4. An updated explanation of data storage and compression that highlights how advancements are applied; 5. A section on how PACS influences research and education, emphasizing how both educators and trainees are affected. Since health care organizations throughout the world are generating filmless implementation strategies, this exhaustive review is valued as a vital aid to leaders in the development of health care.
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Book details

List price: $159.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Springer
Publication date: 11/17/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 580
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.75" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.398
Language: English

Introduction
Introduction
Administrative issues
Introduction to RIS and PACS
PACS strategic plan and needs assessment
Creating the PACS request for proposal and selecting a vendor
Reengineering workflow : a focus on personnel and process
Reengineering workflow : the radiologist's perspective
Financial modeling
Legal issues and formal policies
Technical issues
Computer fundamentals
Digital imaging fundamentals
Image acquisition
Image compression
PACS architecture
Networking fundamentals
Services and operating systems
Storage and enterprise archiving
Image displays
Digital mammography
Web distribution
Clinical issues
PACS workstation software
Breast imaging, computer-aided detection, and computer-assisted classification
Three-dimensional imaging in radiology
Voice recognition
Order entry in radiology
Digital teaching files and education
Teleradiology