DBT and PACS – The impact on informatics infrastructure
How Digital Breast Tomosynthesis Kills Your PACS/VNA
Digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) is one of the most exciting new technologies in breast imaging. DBT poses a challenge to existing departmental, enterprise, and cross-enterprise image storage, distribution and viewing infrastructures.
DBT is a relatively new modality that is finally coming to market after many years of development and evaluation. Early evidence suggests that it has superior performance to full-field digital mammography (FFDM). Accordingly, it is likely to become popular, and there are already hundreds of installations according to one of the currently approved vendors, despite there being no additional reimbursement for the use of DBT yet.
View this special forum and hear the discussion between early adopters, clinicians, and vendors on how to address the challenges posed by DBT images for acquisition, storage, distribution, compression, display, CAD and long-term archival.
Learn how to avoid repeating the same interoperability mistakes with DBT as the “first” time around with FFDM. In addition, examine how to make use of the DICOM Standard Breast Tomosynthesis object, rather than proprietary formats.
There were many great presentations that came from SiiM. Here are a few of them. They will all link from the Siim.org web site.
- Digital Breast Tomosynthesis & the Informatics Infra-Structure – Standards & Interoperability
- Imaging Innovations – Tying the Pieces Together
- Digital Breast Tomosynthesis – PACS/Workstation Vendor Perspective
- Infrastructure Issues Regarding Digital Breast Tomo Implementation
- Tomosynthesis: Lessons Learned and Challenges
- Digital Breast Tomosynthesis & the Informatics Infra-Structure – How Digital Breast Tomosynthesis
- Tomosynthesis Display and Storage Dilemmas
The original information source is here.