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Evaluation of specific PACS equipment components: operational and maintenance experience
Author(s): John R. Romlein; Robert G. Leckie; Suzy Smith; Edward Quillin; Matthew T. Freedman
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Paper Abstract

Through the Medical Diagnostic Imaging Support (MDIS) Program, the U.S. military has installed picture archiving and communication systems and teleradiology systems in three medical centers. The primary image acquisition modality for these systems is computed radiography. This presentation reviews the distribution of downtime for the computed radiography devices at the three PACS based hospitals and at one non-PACS based medical center. Data on both the Fuji AC1+ and the Fuji Digiscan 7000 is included. Reported downtime is divided into four categories; user induced, hardware, software, and preventive maintenance. Analysis of the distributions of these four categories in the context of the equipment's operational environment points out the impact of workload, interface complexity, preventive maintenance, and human factors upon both the number of equipment failures and the reason for the failures.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 1994
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2164, Medical Imaging 1994: Image Capture, Formatting, and Display, (1 May 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.174001
Show Author Affiliations
John R. Romlein, MDIS Project Office (United States)
Robert G. Leckie, MDIS Project Office (United States)
Suzy Smith, Madigan Army Medical Ctr. (United States)
Edward Quillin, Wright Patterson Air Force Medical Center (United States)
Matthew T. Freedman, Georgetown Univ. Medical Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2164:
Medical Imaging 1994: Image Capture, Formatting, and Display
Yongmin Kim, Editor(s)

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