Developing a multi-institutional PACS archive and designing processes to manage the shift from a film to a digital-based archive
Department of Radiation Oncology
Medical Subject Headings
Computer Communication Networks; *Database Management Systems; Databases as Topic; Diagnostic Imaging; Humans; Information Storage and Retrieval; International Cooperation; *Multi-Institutional Systems; Neoplasms; Quality Assurance, Health Care; *Radiology Information Systems; Software; User-Computer Interface
Health Information Technology | Neoplasms | Oncology | Radiology
The Quality Assurance Review Center (QARC) works to improve the standards of care in treating cancer by improving the quality of clinical trials medicine. QARC operates as a data management and review center providing quality assurance services for multiple external groups including cooperative groups and pharmaceutical companies. As the medical world migrates from analog film to digital files, QARC has developed an innovative and unique digital imaging management system to accommodate this trend. As QARC acquires electronic data from institutions across six continents, the system is continually developed to accommodate Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) imaging originating from a wide variety of Picture Archival and Communications System (PACS) manufacturers, thus creating one of the largest and most diverse multi-institutional imaging archives in the cancer research community.
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Citation: Laprise NK, Hanusik R, Fitzgerald TJ, Rosen N, White KS. Developing a multi-institutional PACS archive and designing processes to manage the shift from a film to a digital-based archive. J Digit Imaging. 2009 Mar;22(1):15-24. Epub 2007 Oct 9. PubMed PMID: 17924166; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3043666. Link to article on publisher's site. Epub 2007 Oct 9.
Laprise, Nicole K.; Hanusik, Richard; Fitzgerald, Thomas J.; Rosen, Nancy; and White, Keith S., "Developing a multi-institutional PACS archive and designing processes to manage the shift from a film to a digital-based archive" (2009). Radiation Oncology Publications and Presentations. 69.