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PACS and Imaging Informatics
Basic Principles and Applications
by H. K. Huang

PACS and Imaging Informatics addresses picture archiving and communications systems (PACS), from the electronic patient record to the full range of topics in digital imaging. It uses the framework of image informatics, not physics or engineering principles, to explain PACS. This book thoroughly covers the critical issues of hardware/software design and implementation in a systematic and easily comprehensible manner.

This edition features additional chapters on web-based PACS, security, integrating the healthcare enterprise, clinical management systems, and the electronic patient record.

It addresses how PACS can improve workflow, therapy, and treatment, and discusses integration of PACS in hospitals.

Offering a clear guide for those purchasing and installing PACS, this book is written in clear, non-technical language by a widely acknowledged pioneer in the field and does not assume advanced knowledge of physics, engineering, or math principles. The text also contains substantive treatment of key topics in image informatics, including light imaging, digital radiography, teleconsultation, and image archive servers.


Part K: Medical Imaging Principles

  1. Introduction
  2. Digital Medical Imaging Fundamentals
  3. Digital Radiography
  4. Computed Tomography, Magnetic Resonance, Ultrasound, Nuclear Medicine, and Light Imaging
  5. Image Compression

Part II: PACS Fundamentals

  1. Picture Archiving and Communiccation System Components and Work Flow
  2. Industrial Standards (HL7 and DICOM) and Work Flow Protocols (IHE)
  3. Image Acquisition Gateway
  4. Communications and Networking
  5. PACS Controller and Image Archive Server
  6. Display Workstation
  7. Integration of HIS, RIS, PACS, and ePR

Part III: PACS Operation

  1. PACS Data Management and Web-based Image Distribution
  2. Telemedicine and Teleradiology
  3. Fault-Tolerant PACS
  4. Image/Data Security
  5. PACS Clinical Implementation, Acceptance, Data Migration, and Evaluation
  6. PACS Clinical Experience, Pitfalls, and Bottlenecks

Part IV: PACS-Based Imaging Informatics

  1. PACS-Based Medical Imaging Informatics
  2. PACS as a Decision Support Tool
  3. ePR-Based PACS Application Servers for Other Medical Specialities
  4. New Directions in PACS Learning and PACS-Related Training

Part V: Enterprise PAACS

  1. Enterprise PACS

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Basic Principles and Applications
by H. K. Huang

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