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First experiences with a semantic modeling method to guide simulation-based PACS development
Author(s): W. J. J. Stut; M. R. van Steen; L. P.J. Groenewegen; Albert Reinder Bakker
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Paper Abstract

The design of PAC systems benefits from modelling and simulation. Within the scope of the Dutch PACS project several simulation studies have shown that simulation is a powerful tool to evaluate hardware architectures, image management strategies and clinical working methods before they are actually implemented. Besides using simulation techniques for obtaining insight into a PACS's performance and behaviour, they can also be applied to actively support the design of a PACS. In order to capture the full complexity of PAC systems in a simulation model, and to take full advantage of simulation as a design tool, we are currently developing new techniques for model construction. This paper summarizes the underlying principles of our modelling method, and describes our first experiences with it.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 August 1990
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 1234, Medical Imaging IV: PACS Systems Design and Evaluation, (1 August 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.19015
Show Author Affiliations
W. J. J. Stut, BAZIS (Netherlands)
M. R. van Steen, TNO (Netherlands)
L. P.J. Groenewegen, Leiden Univ. (Netherlands)
Albert Reinder Bakker, BAZIS (Netherlands)


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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