A General PACS-RIS Interface

An Analytical Approach to Information Use in Radiology

  • O. Rienhoff
  • C. F. C. Greinacher
Conference proceedings

Part of the Lecture Notes in Medical Informatics book series (LNMED, volume 37)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages N2-VI
  2. PACS Working Group
    Pages 1-2
  3. C. F. C. Greinacher, M. Ihringer, W. Offenmüller
    Pages 7-12
  4. A. J. Herbst, K. Retter
    Pages 25-38
  5. C. F. C. Greinacher, A. J. Herbst, M. Ihringer, E. List, W. Offenmüller, F. Prior et al.
    Pages 39-88
  6. O. Rienhoff
    Pages 89-95
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 97-99

About these proceedings


Medical information systems such as Radiology Management Information Systems (RIS), Picture Archiving and Communications (PACS) and Hospital Information Systems (HIS) will soon be standard tools to support routine work in hospitals. An interface between PACS/RIS and RIS/HIS is increasingly necessary in order to co-ordinate the flow of information throughout these systems. This book discusses a systematic analysis of interfacing strategies. An introduction is given to the status of present radiology departments and trends for the future. Then, to define a PACS-RIS interface in a multivendor environment, the so-called Marburg Model is described: a comprehensive systems analysis method that includes the requirements of radiologists, software and hardware engineers, and medical informatitians. A detailed PACS-RIS interface for a specific systems implementation is derived using the Marburg Model, which can be used as a standardized approach to designing interfaces.


Picture Archiving and Communication System Radiologieinformationssystem image processing radiology

Editors and affiliations

  • O. Rienhoff
    • 1
  • C. F. C. Greinacher
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut für Medizinische InformatikPhilipps-Universität MarburgMarburgGermany
  2. 2.Bereich Medizinische TechnikSiemens AGErlangenGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-50444-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-48358-5
  • Series Print ISSN 0172-7788
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