DICOM Standard and Dentistry
ruprecht at BLUE.WEEG.UIOWA.EDU
Wed Apr 23 16:10:31 PDT 1997
What exactly would be involved with such an activity. (This is not a
volunteering to join. As you know, my plate is overfull.)
>I would like to take this opportunity to inform the members of the ORAD
>list about imaging standards which are being developed. I am the
>chairman of Working Group 2 of the American Dental Association (ADA)
>MD156 Task Force on Dental Informatics. Since 1992, the ADA has been
>supporting the development of open standards as they relate to dental
>informatics. My major area of work has be on Clinical and diagnostic
>peripheral devices. This primarily relates to digital imaging devices
>such as intraoral video cameras and direct digital radiography systems,
>periodontal probing systems, periodontal pocket temperature systems and
>occlusal force analysis.
>Several white papers have been written on the construction and safety,
>infection control and hardware/software interface of these devices.
>Currently, the primary focus of Working Group 2 is the development of
>standards for the communication of medical and dental images and
>associated information. All efforts have now been directed at extending
>the Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) standard to
>include those images that relate to dentistry.
>For more information on DICOM and Dentistry, please go to the following
>web site for more information and links to other DICOM sites.
>In 1996, the DICOM activity was completely reorganized to address the
>widening scope of the standard. While DICOM was originally developed to
>address the needs of radiology, it now is seen as the basis for all
>biomedical imaging. The new DICOM committee was established in October
>of 1996. This new DICOM committee is composed of representative from all
>areas of biomedical imaging.
>At the DICOM meeting in December 1996, the Digital Radiography (DR)
>Working Group was established to develop a supplement to the DICOM
>standard to address the area of digital "projection" or "transmission"
>radiography. This will include over 85% of all medical radiology and 95%
>of all dental radiology. The secretariat of the working group is the
>American Dental Association and I am the working group chairman.
>I am requesting that any and all parties that may be interested in
>serving on this working group, please send me an email message. Stating
>your name, email address, affiliation and primary interest in working on
>this standard. We are currently setting our first meeting date for
>Friday, May 30, 1997 in Chicago, IL at the ADA headquarters. Upon
>receiving your email, I will add your name for future meetings.
>S. Brent Dove Voice: (210) 567-3333
>Diagnostic Sciences Fax: (210) 567-3334
>University of Texas Email: dove at uthscsa.edu
>Health Science Center Web: ddsdx.uthscsa.edu
>San Antonio, TX USA ftp: maxrad6.uthscsa.edu
* Axel Ruprecht D.D.S., M.Sc.D., F.R.C.D.(C) *
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* Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology *
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