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Enterprise imaging and display consistency
Author(s): James E. Przybylowicz
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Paper Abstract

Managed care continues to drive healthcare providers in search of systems that improve productivity and reduce costs. The integration and centralization of information and image management systems are the central design theme of many evolving enterprise solutions. One of the major value drivers of these integrated image and information systems is the time and location independence of the clinical decision. Images and information being presented consistently and independent of the device or workstation is crucial to the enterprise's productivity improvements. This is true for information used for primary clinical decisions as well as for secondary or follow-up treatment. A system must deliver clinical information consistently, location to location as well as over time. The reliability of the system and consistency of the information are crucial design criteria. The integration and distribution of medical imagery increase the complexity of attaining and maintaining information consistency. The design of these enterprise systems implies the need for display devices to be monitored, controlled and maintained. The methods that have evolved break into three classifications. (I) Assume a standard response. (II) Measure the local display response and locally correct the display device. (III) Measure the local display response and transmit this information encapsulated in a device profile. The specific architecture will dictate the appropriate method for establishing display consistency. In all cases, establishing display consistency requires that one measure or model the response of the display device. The ability of an image management system to deliver the productivity goals of an enterprise depends on this basic functionality.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 May 1997
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 3035, Medical Imaging 1997: PACS Design and Evaluation: Engineering and Clinical Issues, (22 May 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.274622
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James E. Przybylowicz, DOME Imaging Systems (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3035:
Medical Imaging 1997: PACS Design and Evaluation: Engineering and Clinical Issues
Steven C. Horii; G. James Blaine, Editor(s)

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