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DICOM Delivers Interoperability to Cancer Informatics

DICOM Delivers Interoperability to Cancer Informatics

This piece was originally published in the November 2016 issue of electroindustry. David A. Clunie, MD, PixelMed Publishing Cancer is the leading cause of death in many states. Its screening, diagnosis, treatment, and research relies on the interoperability of digital medical imaging systems. That fact is not lost on the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the federal government’s principal agency for cancer research and training, located within the National Institutes of Health (NIH). One Read more […]

DICOM Stays Ahead of Health IT

DICOM Stays Ahead of Health IT

This piece was originally published in the July 2016 issue of electroindustry. Jeroen Medema, DICOM Standards Committee Co-chair, Philips; Robert Horn, AGFA; and Lawrence Tarbox, University  of Arkansas for Medical Sciences As a mature standard with roots reaching back to before its debut in early 1990s, Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) is the international standard for medical imaging. How, then, does a mature standard stay current in the modern world of health Read more […]

Smart Healthcare Employs Enterprise Imaging to Enable Ubiquitous Access

Smart Healthcare Employs Enterprise Imaging to Enable Ubiquitous Access

This piece was originally published in the April 2016 issue of ei, the magazine of the electroindustry. By Henri “Rik” Primo, Chair, MITA Medical Imaging Informatics Section Ever since the x-ray was first used for medical imaging in 1896, image sharing has been intrinsic to the practice of medicine. In the early days, viewing the film on a light box for diagnostic purposes was the task of the radiologist, but sharing the film and the diagnostic report was essential to discussing Read more…

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