Issues surrounding PACS archiving to external, third-party DICOM archives

Steve Langer

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In larger health care imaging institutions, it is becoming increasingly obvious that separate image archives for every department are not cost effective or scalable. The solution is to have each department's picture archiving communication system (PACS) have only a local cache, and archive to an enterprise archive that drives a universal clinical viewer. It sounds simple, but how many PACS can truly work with a third-party Integration of the Health Care Enterprise Compliant Image Archive? The answer is somewhat disappointing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)48-52
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Digital Imaging
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 2009


  • Enterprise archiving
  • IHE Actors
  • PACS

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Computer Science Applications


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