Breast cancer. Those two words send a small chill up my spine. As a woman, it's at the top of the list of potential ways I may become ill, or even die. Breast cancer has already struck two women in my family: my aunt and my grandmother, both twice. My grandmother's frail, 87-year old chest, which once fed each one of her seven children, is now flattened from a double mastectomy. It is a stark reminder that something that nourishes life can also take it away. She is a survivor. My aunt was fortunate enough to escape the grip of breast cancer with radiation. She is a survivor. But I wonder, what did they survive? To survive implies an outside attack, an invader or enemy wishing to do you harm. But that's not what this is. Breast cancer is an attack from within, on itself, a "friendly fire" of sorts. Unfortunately, that's only one of the battles women need to fight to survive this war. The other battle is a lifelong, persistent one that surrounds us all each and every day. It's the battle of fear and confusion.
Server side rendering is the talk of the medical imaging world today. The basic premise being that server side is faster and more efficient than client side rendering. Since servers typically have faster processors than workstations, there are situations where this is completely true.
Remember the days when all you could do with a telephone was call people—and only then from home, work, or a public phone booth?
Thanks to the power of innovation, today we can not only make and receive calls, but we can also buy, spend, read, watch TV, turn on the lights, and carry out any number of other functions from our smartphones.
Take a look around and you’ll see that much the same thing is happening with picture archiving and communication systems (PACS)
technology. The days of limited cache sizes, having to pre-fetch imaging studies in order to work with them, bouncing around from one work list to another, and time-consuming, labor-intensive manual entry of users’ privileges and preference settings are swiftly coming to a close. In their place, a new era has ushered in advanced functionalities.