1991 Volume 47 Issue 12 Pages 2078-2083
The great interest is recently being paid to the importance for building synthetic image information by the combination of the morphological images with the functional images for the systemic image diagnosis. Then, the building of a network system of image communication is essential to unify the various image data (multimodality images) generated from each image source. The standardization of image communication and the image processing format between the medical imaging devices, is the most urgent theme to operate the network system. The device-to-device communication between image-processing devices for nuclear medicine has more experience than other image diagnostic methods, but the protocol formats and the interface between these devices, have yet to be stanardized. On the other hand, the amount of information of each image from the device of nucler medicine is not so large as other diagnostic images, thus is easier to build the image communication system between the image devices for nuclear medicine than other image diagnostic methods. In the near future, the research field of management of the medical image network system and image data, will play a great role in the processing of the medical information.