Filmless Radiology by Eliot L. Siegel

Filmless Radiology

EditorEliot L. Siegel, Robert M. Kolodner

Paperback | December 12, 2001

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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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Title:Filmless RadiologyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:452 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0.07 inPublished:December 12, 2001Publisher:Springer New YorkLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0387953906

ISBN - 13:9780387953908

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SECTION I: 1. Current State-of-the-Art in PACS 2. Large Scale PAC Systems 3. Purchasing a PACS: An RFP Toolkit; SECTION II: 4. The Impact of Medical-Legal Issues in Strategic Planning for PACS and Teleradiology Implementation; 5. PACS and Productivity 6. The Economics of PACS 7. Computed Radiographic Imaging and Artifacts; SECTION III: 8. Digital Radiography; 9. Digital Mammography; 10. Quality Assurance and PACS; SECTION IV: 11. PACS and the End User; 12. PACS and Training; 13. Clinical Aspects of Workstation Design and Operation; SECTION V: 14. Workstation Functions and System Capabilities; 15. Image Compression; DICOM Standardization; 17. Enabling Technology; SECTION VI: 18. PACS and Telemedicine in the VA 19. VA's Integrated Imaging System: A Multi-Specialty, Hospital-Wide Image Storage, Retrieval, and Communication System; 20. Hospital-Wide PACS: The Hammersmith Solution; 21. PACS in Academic Medical Centers