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Pacific Medical Technology Symposium (1998)
Honolulu, Hawaii
Aug. 17, 1998 to Aug. 20, 1998
ISBN: 0-8186-8667-7
pp: 63
Jesse C. Edwards Jr , Philips Medical Systems
Stephen Wong , Philips Medical Systems
Bob Glicksman , Philips Medical Systems
Fred Prior , Philips Medical Systems
The Digital Imaging and COmmunications in Medicine (DICOM) standard focuses on the exchange of medical images and related data. DICOM takes into account existing standards for networks and the handling of information on such networks. As a result, disparate imaging systems from multiple vendors are now able to exchange messages between systems supporting the interchange of image sets. DICOM alone is insufficient for enabling highly scaleable interoperability between heterogeneous, diverse, and geographically distributed information systems. Distributed object computing is a promising approach to alleviate the inherent complexities of distributed software systems. The purpose of this paper is to introduce the notion of DICOM-based Picture Archiving and Communications Systems (PACS) as an open subsystem to the health enterprise through the use of Common Object Request Broker Architecture (CORBA). This paper will describe the proper positioning of DICOM in an enterprise environment, the synergy between DICOM & CORBA and advance the construct of CORBA as the potential interface standard of choice between PACS and the enterprise.

S. Wong, F. Prior, B. Glicksman and J. C. Edwards Jr, "PACS as Part of the Enterprise: Impact of CORBA," Pacific Medical Technology Symposium(PACMEDTEK), Honolulu, Hawaii, 1998, pp. 63.
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