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Book chapter

Title Current Perspectives on PACS and a Cardiology Case Study
Author Carlos Costa, Augusto Silva, José Luís Oliveira
Booktitle Advanced Computational Intelligence Paradigms in Healthcare-2
Editor S. Vaidya, L. C. Jain, H. Yoshida
Publisher Springer-Verlag
Volume 65
Pages 79-108
Year 2007
DOI [1]
Group (before 2015) Information Systems and Telematics Laboratory, Signal Processing Laboratory


Since the first experiments on digital medical imaging, Pictures Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS) have been gaining acceptance along healthcare practitioners. PACS based infrastructures are currently being driven by powerful medical applications that rely completely on the seamless access to images' databases and related metadata. New and demanding applications such as study co-registration and content based retrieval are already driving PACS into new prominent roles. In this chapter we will revise the major key factors that have promoted this technology. We will then present our own solution for a Web-based PACS and the results achieved by its use on a Cardiology Department. We will finally consider future applications that are pushing developmental research in this field.