IROC Rhode Island (QARC) Publications


Developing a multi-institutional PACS archive and designing processes to manage the shift from a film to a digital-based archive

UMMS Affiliation

Quality Assurance Review Center; Department of Radiation Oncology

Publication Date


Document Type



Health Information Technology | Health Services Administration | 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.

DOI of Published Version



J Digit Imaging. 2009 Mar;22(1):15-24. Epub 2007 Oct 9. Link to article on publisher's site

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Journal of digital imaging

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