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PACS war room for global teleradiology
Author(s): Doris T. Chen; Bruce Kuo Ting Ho; Woodrew Chao; Ricky K. Taira; Hooshang Kangarloo
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Paper Abstract

UCLA is beginning teleradiology projects in Latin America, Asian Pacific, and the U.S. The UCLA teleradiology system communicates with remote imaging centers through a T1 based WAN and satellite technology. A network management center, i.e., PACS war room, with graphical user interface allows the system manager to monitor and control different elements of the system through various levels of abstraction from one location. The network manager software can monitor the activities of both hardware and software devices in the remote imaging centers, LAN and WAN performance, telearchiving and teleaccess pattern. Telearchiving can be monitored by graphically indicating large image movements between jukeboxes and over LAN or WAN. Once the teleradiology system is configured, the image flow pattern in a teleradiology center is predictable. Manual intervention of these teleradiology system functions is easily done through menu control in the war room display. A centralized network management with the global view of a teleradiology system has been developed. It can give commands to the elements of the system to tune the system for efficient utilization of the system resources. These managerial functions scale with the teleradiology system which is expandable to include many more potential remote imaging centers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 May 1995
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2435, Medical Imaging 1995: PACS Design and Evaluation: Engineering and Clinical Issues, (12 May 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.208772
Show Author Affiliations
Doris T. Chen, Univ. of California/Los Angeles (United States)
Bruce Kuo Ting Ho, Univ. of California/Los Angeles (United States)
Woodrew Chao, Univ. of California/Los Angeles (United States)
Ricky K. Taira, Univ. of California/Los Angeles (United States)
Hooshang Kangarloo, Univ. of California/Los Angeles (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2435:
Medical Imaging 1995: PACS Design and Evaluation: Engineering and Clinical Issues
R. Gilbert Jost; Samuel J. Dwyer, Editor(s)

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