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PACS archive strategy utilizing a 3-TB jukebox
Author(s): Meryll M. Frost; Janice C. Honeyman-Buck; Edward V. Staab
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Paper Abstract

A large distributed image archive has been designed and is currently in the final stages of development as part of the Picture Archiving and Communications Systems at the University of Florida. The problem was to create a large yet efficient image archive to store the images from all the currently supported imaging modalities with expansion capabilities for the future. The design consists of modality acquisition processors (for the receipt, conversion and routing of image data from the diagnostic imaging equipment), medium term organ based magnetic archives (capable of storing patient studies for 4 - 6 months), a 3 Terabyte mixed media long term archive (currently using Digital Linear Tape), and a centralized image management data base. While the archive was primarily designed to support DICOM, certain legacy image formats such as ACR-NEMA 2.0 and native mode nuclear medicine formats are also supported until DICOM compliant acquisition is available from all imaging modalities.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 1996
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 2711, Medical Imaging 1996: PACS Design and Evaluation: Engineering and Clinical Issues, (1 May 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.239264
Show Author Affiliations
Meryll M. Frost, Univ. of Florida College of Medicine (United States)
Janice C. Honeyman-Buck, Univ. of Florida College of Medicine (United States)
Edward V. Staab, Univ. of Florida College of Medicine (United States)


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

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