of digital images
their internal workflow, the modern hospitals prefer a total
digitizing. The medical and economical advantages of a filmless hospital
are certain. The general wish is to use a cheap and integrated system,
storing, transmitting and viewing the digital images.
for the external relations (regarding the patient and/or
his general practitioner), the concept of totally filmless hospital
is still facing some fears and frustrations.
The patient-CD is an easy and cheap piece of individual
archive for the patient and his general practitioner. That CD can contain
either all the digital pictures, or some of them selected by the radiologist.
The CD can be burnt:
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2. Films can be printed, from digital images, by a dry laser-printer. If their aim is, not the diagnosis, but the simple documentation, the number and the size of the printed images can be reduced for limiting the use of such films and so the cost. Pansys proposes several types of dry laser-printers.
The application software that we propose for the radiological diagnosis provides the protocol “DICOM-print” able to activate such a dry laser-printing of films.
3. Sheets of paper can bear digital pictures of any format, including DICOM. The users of our diagnosis application, but also of our websolution, can issue a PostScript (Print Standard) able to activate a paper printing whose resolution is unlimited (only limited by the performance of the printer).
In this case too, the number and the size of the images can be optimally selected.
The paper support reduces the cost of the reproduction of the digital pictures.
When the output of a modality or of a viewing station cannot provide a PostScript (Print Standard), Pansys can propose an interface converting the DICOM-print into PostScript (Print Standard). That converter “PaperPrint Server”, has to be installed on any PC (it could be the PC of the robot of CD-Imager). Since the modalities and viewing stations can usually issue a DICOM-print, that Paper-Print Server makes any modality or viewing station able to activate directly a printing on paper instead of film.