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ATS 5816-2013


Digital images for diagnostic and other clinical purposes: Presentation, communication, display and manipulation

Defines the requirements for the presentation, communication, display and manipulation of digital images which are to be used for primary and secondary diagnosis.
Published: 20/11/2013
Pages: 34
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About this publication
1 Scope and general
1.1 Scope
1.2 Exclusions
1.2.1 Mammographic images
1.2.2 Reports
1.2.3 Specific requirements for security of images
1.2.4 Special use application
1.3 Objective
1.4 Application
1.5 Normative references
1.6 Definitions
1.7 Acronyms and abbreviations
2 Production, viewing and management of diagnostic images
2.1 Imaging process steps
2.2 Overview
3 Diagnostic imaging process steps
3.1 Image data presentation
3.1.1 Primary data format
3.1.2 Other formats
3.1.3 Reference images
3.2 Image data distribution (digital or hard copy)
3.2.1 General
3.2.2 Secondary transmission
3.2.3 Change to the means of distribution
3.2.4 Security and confidentiality
3.2.5 Network performance requirements
3.2.6 Distribution options
3.2.7 Computer network distribution General Network transmission
3.2.8 Portable media distribution General Portable devices (file structure) Portable devices (labelling) Portable devices (accessibility)
3.2.9 Film distribution General Images for templating supplied on film Images for templating—‘fit to film’ Requirements for Printers Requirements for printed images Requirements for printed images—radiographic images Requirements for printed images—cross-sectional images
3.3 Image data display—Software
3.3.1 Viewing options
3.3.2 Digital image DICOM viewing software
3.3.3 Images supplied on portable devices—autoload
3.3.4 Transparent film viewing
3.4 Image data display—Hardware
3.4.1 Display options
3.4.2 Monitor specification and performance options
3.4.3 Digital image DICOM display
3.4.4 Monitors for image display—clinical setting Monitors for image display—primary diagnosis (large matrix) Monitors for image display—secondary diagnosis Monitors for image display—small matrix images
3.4.5 Viewing conditions Reflections Ambient light Transparent film display
3.5 Image data manipulation and measurement
3.5.1 General
3.5.2 Measurement and manipulation options
3.6 Image data storage
3.6.1 General
3.6.2 Storage options
4 Summary of requirements for diagnostic quality images
Appendix A
A1 General
A2 Diagnostic imaging access
A3 Broad categories of medical imaging studies and their file sizes
A3.1 Diagnostic imaging modalities
A3.2 Advantages of film for medical image presentation
A3.3 Advantages of digital formats for medical image presentation
A4 Templating and measurement
A4.1 General
A4.2 Inherent magnification of radiographic images
A4.2.1 General
A4.2.2 Compensating for inherent magnification in analogue radiographic images
A4.2.3 Compensating for inherent magnification in digital images
A5 Image compression
A5.1 General
A5.2 Lossless compression
A5.3 Lossy compression
A5.4 Diagnostically acceptable image compression
A6 Digital images that may not be in standard DICOM format
A6.1 Images from legacy equipment
A6.2 Images for which a DICOM object definition is not yet widely implemented
A7 Diagnostic imaging industry standards
Appendix B
B1 General
B2 Spatial resolution
B3 Luminance response
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