This is the first Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) book to introduce this complex imaging standard from a very practical point of view. It is aimed at a broad audience of radiologists, clinical administrators, information technologists, and digital medicine practitioners. It provides a gradual, down-to-earth introduction to DICOM and is accompanied by an analysis of the most common pitfalls and problems associated with its implementation. Whether you are running a teleradiology project or writing DICOM software, this book is for you; it will prepare you for any DICOM project or problem solving and will help you to take full advantage of this powerful tool.
Introduction to DICOM: What is DICOM?- How does DICOM work?- Where do you get DICOM from?- A Brief History of DICOM.- DICOM and Clinical Data: Parlez-vous DICOM?- Medical Images in DICOM.- DICOM Communications: DICOM SOPs: Basic.- DICOM SOPs: Beyond Basic.- DICOM Associations.- DICOM Media and Security: DICOM Media: Files, Folders, and DICOMDIRs.- DICOM Security.- Incompatibility of Compatible.- Advanced Topics: DICOM and Teleradiology.- Standards and System Integration in Digital Medicine.- Disaster PACS Planning and Management.- DICOM Software Development.- DICOM Implementation Plans.- DICOM FAQs.- Appendix.-