FOREWORD TO THE SECOND EDITION
THE DEFENSE HEALTH CARE SYSTEM PERSONAL’S POINT OF VIEW
Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS) are commonplace in the Defense Health Care System. Within the Army, Navy, Air Force, and the Marines healthcare is accomplished in a PACS-rich imaging environment. Department of the Defense Medical Treatment Facilities (MTFs) transmit digital radiography information between continents, from ships at sea, and from remote battlefields in accordance with security and networking parameters. Nascent and locale specific communications exist between numerous facilities within the healthcare networks of the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs. These all are remarkable advances within the relatively short history of digital imaging and PACS. As a pioneering researcher, scientist, and program manager Dr. H.K. (Bernie) Huang has played a critical role in the evolution of digital informatics.
In PACS Imaging Informatics, Second Edition, Professor Huang succeeds as few others could by defining the history and evolution of this fascinating technology in clear, concise, and eminently readable terms. He also adeptly summarizes the current state of technology and shares unique insights into the challenges and opportunities of imaging informatics in the 21st Century. The second edition covers all the core concepts of medical imaging principles to include 4D imaging, image fusion, and image compression. Part II elucidates the essentials ...