Accession Number : ADA280617
Title : Global Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (GPACS): An Overview
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH
Personal Author(s) : Ellis, Russell C
Report Date : Apr 1994
Pagination or Media Count : 177
Abstract : The world is currently experiencing a computer revolution. With the expansion and development of new computer technology, the age of video is upon us. The medical world is also currently undergoing a dramatic change. With the development and perfection of non-invasive techniques of probing the body, large amounts of computer data is collected and much of it is used to generate images. The organization and management of these images is the topic of this thesis. The discussion of storage schemes, databases, communications and data compression techniques gives the reader a background and some insight to the current state of the art in Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS) and how this schema will some day be expanded to a global scale called Global PACS (GPACS). Database, Encryption, Computer networks.
Descriptors : *DATA BASES , *IMAGE PROCESSING , *DATA STORAGE SYSTEMS , *MEDICAL COMPUTER APPLICATIONS , *DATA COMPRESSION , DATA MANAGEMENT , ARCHIVES , HOSPITALS , COMPUTERS , THESES , IMAGES , DATA ACQUISITION
Subject Categories : Information Science
Medicine and Medical Research
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE