Filmless Radiology

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Eliot L. Siegel, Robert M. Kolodner
Springer Science & Business Media, Dec 12, 2001 - Medical - 435 pages
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Virtually all radiologists and healthcare administrators believe that every radiology department will be utilizing the cutting edge technology of PACS (Picture Archival and Communications System) in the future. Filmless Radiology is the first clinically oriented book to fully describe PACS and its impact on the cost and quality of patient care. Radiologist, medical physicists, physicians, nurses, and technologists will use it as a valuable source when navigating the transition from conventional to filmless systems. Radiology and hospital administrators will find it an indispensable tool for planning, justifying and purchasing a PACS. Computer system specialists, as well as biomedical engineers, will learn detailed and technical practical information about utilizing a PACS, and the networks and communication protocols required for successful operation. Students of all healthcare professions, engineering, and law will gain a comprehensive overview of the current state of art in medical digital imaging. Filmless Radiology chronicles the clinical and administrative experience acquired over the past several years by early adopters and providers of PAC Systems, and examines the future relationship of radiology to health information systems.
 

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Contents

Current State of the Art and Future Trends
3
LargeScale PAC Systems
21
Purchasing a PACS An RFP Toolkit
33
The Impact of MedicalLegal Issues in Strategic Planning for PACS and Teleradiology Implementation
87
PACS and Productivity
103
Economic Analysis of Filmless Radiology
113
Computed Radiographic Imaging and Artifacts
137
Digital Radiography
157
Clinical Aspects of Workstation Design and Operation
254
Workstation Functions and System Capabilities
277
Image Compression
295
DICOM Standardization
311
Enabling Technology DICOM in the VAs Hospital Information System
322
PACS and Telemedicine in the VA
355
VAs Integrated Imaging System A Multispecialty HospitalWide Image Storage Retrieval and Communication System
370
HospitalWide PACS The Hammersmith Solution
387

Digital Mammography
194
Quality Assurance and PACS
215
PACS and the End User A Study in Two Demanding Environments
227
PACS and Training
242
PACS in Academic Medical Centers
399
Glossary
415
Index
427
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Siegel of the Baltimore Veterans Administration Hospital, Maryland