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ATM-distributed PACS server for ICU application
Author(s): Joseph K. Lee; Albert W. K. Wong; H. K. Huang; Todd M. Bazzill; Jianguo Zhang; Katherine P. Andriole
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Paper Abstract

In order for PACS (Picture Archiving and Communications System) to better serve our intensive care units (ICUs), we, at University of California, San Francisco, have designed and developed a client/server application that is specifically tailored to provide fast, reliable access to our PACS data from diagnostic viewing stations in the ICUs. One of our utmost design criteria is to ensure consistent delivery of high speed, high performance data throughput, and yet, the system should be cost-effective and render minimal maintenance. As high technology advances, we are able to utilize powerful mass storage device such as raid disk, which serves as a central image repository, to store images and data. We are also able to utilize Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) technology, which is regarded as the prevailing technology for reliable, high speed data communications, to transfer large imagery data sets across systems and networks. This paper describes the design and mechanism of how ICU viewing stations take advantages of sharing a high performance raid disk, and ATM technology in data transfer for timely delivery of images in a clinical setting.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 1996
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2711, Medical Imaging 1996: PACS Design and Evaluation: Engineering and Clinical Issues, (1 May 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.239253
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Joseph K. Lee, Univ. of California/San Francisco (United States)
Albert W. K. Wong, Univ. of California/San Francisco (United States)
H. K. Huang, Univ. of California/San Francisco (United States)
Todd M. Bazzill, Univ. of California/San Francisco (United States)
Jianguo Zhang, Univ. of California/San Francisco (United States)
Katherine P. Andriole, Univ. of California/San Francisco (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2711:
Medical Imaging 1996: PACS Design and Evaluation: Engineering and Clinical Issues
R. Gilbert Jost; Samuel J. Dwyer, Editor(s)

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