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Dicoogle - an Open Source Peer-to-Peer PACS.

Submitted by holger on Thu, 2011/10/06 - 11:45
TitleDicoogle - an Open Source Peer-to-Peer PACS.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsCosta, C, Ferreira, C, Bastião, L, Ribeiro, L, Silva, A, Oliveira, JL
JournalJournal of digital imaging : the official journal of the Society for Computer Applications in Radiology
Date Published2011 Oct

Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS) have been widely deployed in healthcare institutions, and they now constitute a normal commodity for practitioners. However, its installation, maintenance, and utilization are still a burden due to their heavy structures, typically supported by centralized computational solutions. In this paper, we present Dicoogle, a PACS archive supported by a document-based indexing system and by peer-to-peer (P2P) protocols. Replacing the traditional database storage (RDBMS) by a documental organization permits gathering and indexing data from file-based repositories, which allows searching the archive through free text queries. As a direct result of this strategy, more information can be extracted from medical imaging repositories, which clearly increases flexibility when compared with current query and retrieval DICOM services. The inclusion of P2P features allows PACS internetworking without the need for a central management framework. Moreover, Dicoogle is easy to install, manage, and use, and it maintains full interoperability with standard DICOM services.

Alternate JournalJ Digit Imaging
PubMed ID20981467
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