Cine film replacement: Digital archival requirements and remaining obstacles

David Holmes, Merrill A. Wondrow, Malcolm R. Bell, Steven E. Nissen, Jack T. Cusma

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The acceptance of the Digital imaging and Communication in Medicine (DICOM) standard and the Compact Disk-Recordable (CD-R) as the interchange medium have been critical developments for laboratories that need to move forward on the cine replacement front, while at the same time retain a means to communicate with other centers. One remaining essential component which has not been satisfactorily addressed is the issue of how digital image data should be archived within an institution. Every laboratory must consider the diverse issues which affect the choice of a digital archiving system. These factors include technical and economic issues, along with the clinical routines prevailing in their laboratory. A complete understanding of the issues will lead to the formulation of multiple options which may prove acceptable and will help to overcome the last obstacle which remains for the complete replacement of cine film in the cardiac catheterization laboratory.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)346-357
Number of pages12
JournalCatheterization and cardiovascular diagnosis
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 1 1998



  • Angiography
  • Cine film replacement
  • Digital imaging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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