Pictorial Information Systems in Medicine

  • Karl Heinz Höhne

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 19)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Long Papers

    1. Radiological Background

    2. Information System Aspects

    3. Aspects of Image Presentation

    4. Computer Science Tools

      1. Joachim W. Schmidt, Winfried Lamersdorf
        Pages 263-292
      2. I. Hofmann, H. Niemann, G. Sagerer
        Pages 293-332
    5. First Experiences

      1. D. F. Preston, S. J. Dwyer III, W. H. Anderson, K. S. Hensley, L. T. Cook, S. L. Fritz et al.
        Pages 357-367
  3. Short Papers

    1. Radiological Aspects

    2. System Design

      1. Th. Wendler, R. Grewer, K. J. Mönnich, H. Svensson
        Pages 401-420
      2. H. U. Lemke
        Pages 421-431
      3. Y. Bizais, M. Baba-Ami, E. Boissinot, S. Roy
        Pages 433-443
    3. Image Presentation

      1. Jayaram K. Udupa, Hsui-Mei Hung, Lih-Shyang Chen
        Pages 445-457
      2. R. Lenz, P. E. Danielsson, S. Cronström, B. Gudmundsson
        Pages 459-468
      3. J. P. J. de Valk, W. J. M. Epping, A. Heringa
        Pages 485-496
    4. Diverse Applications

      1. Harcharan Singh Ranu
        Pages 497-505
      2. C. Nahmias, E. S. Garnett
        Pages 507-514
      3. Hans Dahlin, Per Ekström, Inger-Lena Lamm
        Pages 515-524
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 525-527

About these proceedings


This volume contains the proceedings of the NATO Advanced Study Institute on "Pictorial Information Systems in Medicine" held August 27-September 7, 1984 in Hotel Maritim, Braunlage/Harz, Federal Republic of Germany. The program committee of the institute consisted of KH Hohne (Director), G. T Herman, G. S. Lodwick, and D. Meyer-Ebrecht. The organization was in the hands of Klaus Assmann and Fritz Bocker In the last decade medical imaging has undergone a rapid development New imaging modalities such as Computer Tomography (CT), Digital Angiography (DSA) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) were developed using the capabilities of modern computers. In a modern hospital these technologies produce already more then 25% of image data in digital form. This format lends itself to the design of computer assisted Information systems Integrating data acquisition, presentation, communi­ cation and archiving for all modalities and users within a department or even a hospital. Advantages such as rapid access to any archived Image, synoptic presentation, computer assisted image analysis to name only a few, are expected. The design of such pictorial information systems, however, often called PACS (Picture Archiving and Communication Systems) In the medical community is a non-trivial task involving know-how from many disciplines such as - Medicine (especially Radiology), - Data Base Technology, - Computer Graphics, - Man Machine Interaction, - Hardware Technology and others. Most of these disCiplines are represented by disjunct scientific communities.


Computerassistierte Detektion Medizinische Informatik Picture Archiving and Communication System computer graphics image analysis information system

Editors and affiliations

  • Karl Heinz Höhne
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Mathematics and Computer Science in MedicineUniversity of HamburgHamburg 20Federal Republic of Germany

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1986
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-82386-2
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