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Scalable ultrasound PACS: evolving needs for multimode ultrasound image and data management
Author(s): David E. Gustafson; John R. Klepper; Hyung-Sik Choi; Yongmin Kim
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Paper Abstract

We propose a scalable approach to ultrasound PACS. The general lack of any network interface capability on a large percentage of installed ultrasound scanners limits the solution available in the near term. A staged implementation beginning with a small number of ultrasound scanners interfaced to a single networked acquisition station is proposed. Initial mini-PACS may provide better utilization of the shared resources, such as archive and print servers and imagers, which would be cost prohibitive in a one-machine-per-scanner configuration. As the system requirements grow and ultrasound systems add direct network support, mini-PACS performances can overcome the initial single acquisition node bottleneck encountered with video-capture based systems, and ultrasound PACS can be integrated into a full hospital-wide PACS.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 May 1994
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2165, Medical Imaging 1994: PACS: Design and Evaluation, (15 May 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.174328
Show Author Affiliations
David E. Gustafson, Siemens Medical Systems, Inc. (United States)
John R. Klepper, Siemens Medical Systems, Inc. (United States)
Hyung-Sik Choi, Univ. of Washington (United States)
Yongmin Kim, Univ. of Washington (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2165:
Medical Imaging 1994: PACS: Design and Evaluation
R. Gilbert Jost, Editor(s)

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