Image Transfer to an Agfa PACS Server
This document is an effort to demystify the interactions between a PACS Server, radiology equipment and other PACS.
The DICOM protocol was established to resolve interfacing and communication issues with radiology equipment called modalities, which produce images for diagnostic purposes. This mainly relates to installing a server in such a way that it communicates with various modalities by using transfer protocols. The server makes images accessible to reading stations. However, the protocol does not establish how the server must operate internally; the transfer alone determines the success of the communication. The production of DICOM images is represented in the left part of the following figure.