A Data Grid Model for Combining Teleradiology and PACS Operations

H. K. HUANG, H. K. HUANG, Brent J. LIU, Brent J. LIU, Zheng ZHOU, Zheng ZHOU, Jorge DOCUMET, Jorge DOCUMET
2007 Medical Imaging Technology  
The use of teleradiology for X-ray image communication and display was introduced as early as 1972 〔1〕and the PACS concept was conceived in 1982 〔2, 3〕; after more than twenty years of technological advancement and refinement, both teleradiology and PACS have become indispensable components in today's healthcare delivery system. Although both teleradiology and PACS share many common technological components and workflow profiles, these two imaging-based systems are operated independently and
more » ... not readily integrated. This paper compares the commonalities and differences between these two systems, and suggests a method for their integration in terms of image archival, reporting, and workflow using a Data Grid model. Abstract * * *
doi:10.11409/mit.25.7 fatcat:kormedqfa5hv5ocgbytx76o7jq