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Requirement analysis for PACS database system
Author(s): Olivia R. Liu Sheng; Hong-Mei Chen Garcia; Takeshi Ozeki; Hui-Chin Wang; Mike Whetter; Takahiro Ema; Masakazu Osada; Yuki Fukushima
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Paper Abstract

The sound design of any system begins with a full understanding of user requirements and the environment in which the system is to operate. The process of obtaining this understanding is called requirement analysis. The design of a Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS) Database (DB) also starts with a requirement analysis, following a systematic top-down DB design approach. The purpose of a DB requirement analysis is to provide the information necessary for deriving DB design specifications. This paper presents the results and implications of a year long intensive requirement analysis for a PACS DB at the University Medical Center (UMC) of the University of Arizona (U of A).

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 August 1990
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 1234, Medical Imaging IV: PACS Systems Design and Evaluation, (1 August 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.19013
Show Author Affiliations
Olivia R. Liu Sheng, Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Hong-Mei Chen Garcia, Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Takeshi Ozeki, Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Hui-Chin Wang, Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Mike Whetter, Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Takahiro Ema, Toshiba Medical Engineering Co. (Japan)
Masakazu Osada, Toshiba Corp. (Japan)
Yuki Fukushima, Toshiba Corp. (Japan)


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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