Radiology information system and picture archiving and communication system: interfacing and integration

  • D. Piraino


In the past several years picture archiving communication systems (PACS) have become increasingly important to the practice of radiology, just as radiology information systems (RIS) several years ago became important to the practice of radiology. These systems now constitute the major infrastructure of electronic radiology practices. It has become increasingly apparent that these two systems need to communicate in a robust manner in order to optimize the operation of an electronic radiology department. In order for these systems to work together they must be interfaced or integrated throughout the radiology practice. The technology to do this integration has been developing rapidly over the last several years. This chapter will discuss the needs for interfacing RIS and PACS, the history of RIS and PACS interfacing, and future directions that RIS/PACS interfaces are taking.


Hospital Information System Radiology Information System Object Management Group Common Object Request Broker Architecture DICOM Standard 
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  • D. Piraino
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyClevelandUSA

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