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Benchmark testing of DICOM PACS
Author(s): David K. Lyche; John R. Romlein; Gary S. Norton; Steven L. Johnson; Nancy E. Richardson; Jerry A. Thomas
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Paper Abstract

The Government released a Request for Proposal (RFP) in January 1997 for a Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS) known as the Digital Imaging Network-Picture Archival and Communication System (DIN-PACS). The RFP included the requirement for each of the submitting vendors to support benchmark testing of their proposed architectures. The benchmark test equipment, protocols, and procedures, were developed through a joint effort between the Government, its contracting office, and consulting engineers. The intent of the benchmark test was to evaluate each proposed architecture in nine specific areas. This paper presents the final benchmark test methods used to evaluate a DICOM PACS architecture.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 July 1998
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3339, Medical Imaging 1998: PACS Design and Evaluation: Engineering and Clinical Issues, (13 July 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.319786
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David K. Lyche, MIS LABS (United States)
John R. Romlein, MIS LABS (United States)
Gary S. Norton, MIS LABS (United States)
Steven L. Johnson, MIS LABS (United States)
Nancy E. Richardson, Defense Personnel Support Ctr. (United States)
Jerry A. Thomas, Uniformed Services Univ. of the Health Sciences (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3339:
Medical Imaging 1998: PACS Design and Evaluation: Engineering and Clinical Issues
Steven C. Horii; G. James Blaine, Editor(s)

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