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Clinical evaluation of PACS: a transcript of Session 8
Author(s): Steven C. Horii
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This session really had its genesis sometime ago when Ed Staab and I had a discussion about the problems of evaluating a PACS. A lot of what we had seen had related to technical evaluation or observer performance studies, and we think those studies are extremely important, but it looked like a lot of the radiology community was interested in going beyond those and looking at PACS as a whole and how it might impact patient care With that thought in mind we began planning the session. We saw a really excellent study by David Gur and his colleagues yesterday on some of the observer performance issues, perhaps the ultimate expression of observer performance studies in terms of evaluating film or digitized film versus CRT displays. As I said, our goal in putting this session together was to try to get some additional insight into clinical evaluation beyond the methodology used for observer performance studies. And perhaps looking at some long range issues that could potentially affect the clinical evaluation of PACS. In that regard I invited, and was happy to receive acceptances from, three speakers. There will be three papers in this session. Unfortunately the last one did not get printed. Harold Kundel and Constantine Gatsonis have their subject titles listed. The third speaker will be David Beard from the University of North Carolina who will be talking about "Is a Work Station as Good as Film?" I think you are in for a very interesting, and I hope thought-provoking session. With that, I would like to introduce Harold Kundel, a radiologist and Professor of Radiology at the University of Pennsylvania, who will speak about the impact of PACS on patient care, efficacy, and outcome studies.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 August 1990
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1234, Medical Imaging IV: PACS Systems Design and Evaluation, (1 August 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.19064
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Steven C. Horii, Georgetown Univ. Medical Ctr. (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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