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Components and implementation of a picture archiving and communication system in a prototype application

Authors Khaleel HH, Rahmat ROK, Zamrin DM

Received 5 July 2018

Accepted for publication 11 September 2018

Published 24 December 2018 Volume 2019:12 Pages 1—8


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Editor who approved publication: Professor Tarik Massoud

Hasan H Khaleel,1 Rahmita OK Rahmat,2 Dimon M Zamrin3

1Department of Medical Devices Techniques’ Engineering, AL-Esraa University College, Baghdad, Iraq; 2Department of Multimedia, Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia; 3Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Sungai Buloh, Selangor, Malaysia

Purpose: The purpose of this article was to represent the first experience of applying a picture archiving and communication system (PACS) at the Universiti Putra Malaysia with the cooperation of Universiti Teknologi MARA hospital, and to analyze the applicability of PACS, its impact on health care, its benefits to medical employees, and propose a prototype application of PACS.
Methods: The main PACS components were discussed, HL7 and DICOM standards were introduced, and a prototype of WebXA application was proposed.
Results: The results of WebXA revealed the ability of this application to retrieve, store, and display angiography images on a web browser anywhere, as long as an Internet connection is provided.
Conclusion: This article presented PACS with its components and standards, a prototype application was discussed and evaluated, and a few recommendations have been provided for more improvements in the future.

Keywords: picture archiving systems, DICOM, web-based viewer

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