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Database requirements for PACS
Author(s): Marcus W. Hedgcock; Tod S. Levitt; Walter B. Karshat; Suzy Smith
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Paper Abstract

PACS offers new capabilities, but presents some new limitations as well. We reviewed radiology practice at four medical centers. For interpretation of new images, most radiologists felt that the most recent examination for comparison would suffice, except for chest radiographs, for which three prior exams were frequently needed. All of the centers used alternators to review images, with from 5-14 separate reading areas. PACS capabilities should include organization and delivery of cases for interpretation and consultation to the appropriate area, pnoritization of cases, and rapid availability of inpatient and clinic patient data.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 August 1990
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 1234, Medical Imaging IV: PACS Systems Design and Evaluation, (1 August 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.18974
Show Author Affiliations
Marcus W. Hedgcock, San Francisco VA Medical Ctr. and Univ. of California/San Francisco (United States)
Tod S. Levitt, San Francisco VA Medical Ctr. and Univ. of California/San Francisco (United States)
Walter B. Karshat, San Francisco VA Medical Ctr. and Univ. of California/San Francisco (United States)
Suzy Smith, San Francisco VA Medical Ctr. and Univ. of California/San Francisco (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1234:
Medical Imaging IV: PACS Systems Design and Evaluation
Samuel J. Dwyer; R. Gilbert Jost, Editor(s)

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