PACS

A Guide to the Digital Revolution

Editors: Dreyer, K.J., Hirschorn, D.S., Thrall, J.H., Mehta, A. (Eds.)

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In the modern age of digital health care and medical imaging informatics, Picture Archiving and Communications Systems (PACS) have become a fundamental part of the technological infrastructure supporting the practice of radiology.

PACS: A Guide to the Digital Revolution, second edition, provides the reader with a comprehensive overview of this blossoming technology. With contributions from leaders in the field of PACS, this user-friendly guide addresses the introductory concepts, computing fundamentals, advanced imaging technologies, and future opportunities. It also offers invaluable concepts and tools that facilitate the financial evaluation of PACS, making it a great resource for those looking to plan for PACS implementation, assess institutional needs, write an RFP, and compare vendors' quotes.

The second edition has been revised and updated to keep pace with the rapidly evolving field of picture archiving and communications systems. This new edition includes:

An overview of the latest medical imaging standards.

A discussion of security issues as they relate to PACS, especially regarding HIPAA.

An introduction to current information on PACS workstations, including the impact of new software and hardware on radiologists.

An updated explanation of data storage and compression that highlights how advancements are applied.

A section on how PACS influences research and education.

This text is geared toward radiologists, technologists, administrators, and IT professionals wishing to be a part of the medical imaging revolution.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Introduction to RIS and PACS

    Gordon Smith MBA

    Pages 9-25

  • PACS Strategic Plan and Needs Assessment

    Leonard A. Levine BS, MSIE

    Pages 27-44

  • Creating the PACS Request for Proposal and Selecting a Vendor

    Alan L. Schweitzer MEE, Gordon Smith MBA

    Pages 45-71

  • Legal Issues and Formal Policies

    Gordon Smith MBA, David S. Hirschorn MD

    Pages 145-169

  • Computer Fundamentals

    Thomas J. Schultz BSE, Keith J. Dreyer DO, PhD

    Pages 173-181

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-0-387-31070-1
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $149.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-0-387-26010-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $149.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4419-2075-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
PACS
Book Subtitle
A Guide to the Digital Revolution
Editors
  • Keith J. Dreyer
  • David S. Hirschorn
  • James H. Thrall
  • Amit Mehta
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-31070-1
DOI
10.1007/0-387-31070-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-26010-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-2075-1
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XVI, 580
Topics