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High performance networking architecture for PACS
Author(s): Andreas Keizers; Dietrich Meyer-Ebrecht; C. Schilling; F. Vossebuerger
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Paper Abstract

A comprehensive analysis of image communication requirements in hospitals led to the conclusion that current-state LANs do not offer the data throughput necessary to perform the basic functionality of Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS), the image collection and the storage, under routine workload. Extended PACS functionalities like online consultation sessions and remote image processing will even require more data transmission capacity of the networks. As images are carriers for the most comprehensive form of diagnostic information their very high data volume, e.g. 50 Mbit for a x-ray chest image, only lossless compression algorithms are acceptable. The compression will at most reduce the throughput requirements by a factor of 3 and bring additional complexity into the PACS. Thus image networking is a central issue for PACS.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 October 1993
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1977, Video Communications and PACS for Medical Applications, (29 October 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.160491
Show Author Affiliations
Andreas Keizers, Aachen Univ. of Technology (Germany)
Dietrich Meyer-Ebrecht, Aachen Univ. of Technology (Germany)
C. Schilling, Aachen Univ. of Technology (Germany)
F. Vossebuerger, IMTEC Imaging Network (Sweden)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1977:
Video Communications and PACS for Medical Applications

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