System integration and DICOM image creation for PET-MR fusion

Chia Hung Hsiao, Tsair Kao, Yu-Hua Dean Fang, Jiunn Kuen Wang, Wan Yuo Guo, Liang Hsiao Chao, Sang Hue Yen

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This article demonstrates a gateway system for converting image fusion results to digital imaging and communication in medicine (DICOM) objects. For the purpose of standardization and integration, we have followed the guidelines of the Integrated Healthcare Enterprise technical framework and developed a DICOM gateway. The gateway system combines data from hospital information system, image fusion results, and the information generated itself to constitute new DICOM objects. All the mandatory tags defined in standard DICOM object were generated in the gateway system. The gateway system will generate two series of SOP instances of each PET-MR fusion result; SOP (Service Object Pair) one for the reconstructed magnetic resonance (MR) images and the other for position emission tomography (PET) images. The size, resolution, spatial coordinates, and number of frames are the same in both series of SOP instances. Every new generated MR image exactly fits with one of the reconstructed PET images. Those DICOM images are stored to the picture archiving and communication system (PACS) server by means of standard DICOM protocols. When those images are retrieved and viewed by standard DICOM viewing systems, both images can be viewed at the same anatomy location. This system is useful for precise diagnosis and therapy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)28-36
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Digital Imaging
Volume18
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Mar 1

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Systems Integration
Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM)
Magnetic resonance
Tomography
Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
Medicine
Radiology Information Systems
Hospital Information Systems
Image fusion
Systems Analysis
Information Systems
Anatomy
Picture archiving and communication systems
Guidelines
Delivery of Health Care
Standardization
Information systems
Servers
Network protocols

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

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Hsiao, C. H., Kao, T., Fang, Y-H. D., Wang, J. K., Guo, W. Y., Chao, L. H., & Yen, S. H. (2005). System integration and DICOM image creation for PET-MR fusion. Journal of Digital Imaging, 18(1), 28-36. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10278-004-1024-4
Hsiao, Chia Hung ; Kao, Tsair ; Fang, Yu-Hua Dean ; Wang, Jiunn Kuen ; Guo, Wan Yuo ; Chao, Liang Hsiao ; Yen, Sang Hue. / System integration and DICOM image creation for PET-MR fusion. In: Journal of Digital Imaging. 2005 ; Vol. 18, No. 1. pp. 28-36.
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System integration and DICOM image creation for PET-MR fusion. / Hsiao, Chia Hung; Kao, Tsair; Fang, Yu-Hua Dean; Wang, Jiunn Kuen; Guo, Wan Yuo; Chao, Liang Hsiao; Yen, Sang Hue.

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Hsiao CH, Kao T, Fang Y-HD, Wang JK, Guo WY, Chao LH et al. System integration and DICOM image creation for PET-MR fusion. Journal of Digital Imaging. 2005 Mar 1;18(1):28-36. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10278-004-1024-4