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DICOM, or Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine is a standardised file format created to aid the distribution and viewing of medical images. CT scans, MRIs and Ultrasound scans are converted to the standard DICOM format for distribution and processing.

This allows medical viewers such as Perspecta, or Dextroscope to work with a wide range of medical scans, and yet only have a single file format to worry about, ensuring maximum efficiency.

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Standards > DICOM
DICOM, which stands for Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine is the main set of standards currently in use by medical communities for medical data handling.

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Videogame Derived Medicine
BodyViz is a window-on-world VR that combines the X-box and DICOM medical data for a low end VR solution to 3D medical results.

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Plug-and-Play Medical Interlink
For the last 25-30 years, physicians and engineers around the world have been envisaging an interconnected medical network, of which every device is a part. That is what the standards of DICOM and PACS work towards. But what about going further? Not just making the data compatible, but the devices themselves?

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Standards > PACS
Picture Archiving and Communications System, or PACS is a digital image standard, used increasingly in medicine. A basic level standard, it is often in place before more advanced standards like DICOM.

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Form Fitting Prosthetics Using DICOM Data
The LayerWise jaw, fitted to its first and last human patient. It is a first in prosthetics, because it was tailor made to the skull of the patient who so badly needed it, and the last one ever to be made to fit that skull.


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Barco has created a monitor with a resolution of 3280 x 2048. Its designed for both DICOM and PACs data, and can split into stereoscopy on demand ? two monitor displays, independent, and each with a resolution of 1640x 2048 each, t on the ...

Life extension technologies are catching the eye of venture capitalists these days, and with such eyeing comes the potential for general health system revamp ? the virtual and augmented way.

Amongst the areas being investigat...

There have been previous attempts to convert ipods to store DICOM data, but now, it may be possible to use standard cellphones to do the same thing.

Researchers at the University of Granada, Spain, have designed a new computing system that determines the age and sex of a corpse with a reliability of 95%. This system is based on free software called Image and a free DICOM displayer calle...

Less than 2 percent of U.S. hospitals today use comprehensive electronic health records, according to a new survey of 3,000 hospitals that highlights just how far the health-care system has to go. Without DICOM or PACS data standards in pla...