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Factors influencing the adoption of digital imaging systems
Author(s): Curtis P. Langlotz; Hugh M. Pratt; Eric R. Feingold; Steven C. Horii; Harold L. Kundel
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Paper Abstract

Recent economic analyses of picture archiving and communication system (PACS) and computed radiography (CR) suggest that these systems are not cost saving from the perspective of a large, subspecialized department. Nevertheless, adoption of these systems is increasing. We examine the reasons for this apparent contradiction by analyzing a recently published economic model of PACS. Through sensitivity analysis and re-examination of model assumptions, we suggest several scenarios under which PACS adoption may be more economically favorable. We also discuss the non-economic factors that may influence adoption decisions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 July 1998
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3339, Medical Imaging 1998: PACS Design and Evaluation: Engineering and Clinical Issues, (13 July 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.319796
Show Author Affiliations
Curtis P. Langlotz, Univ. of Pennsylvania Medical Ctr. (United States)
Hugh M. Pratt, Univ. of Pittsburgh School of Medicine (United States)
Eric R. Feingold, Allegheny Univ. of the Health Sciences (United States)
Steven C. Horii, Univ. of Pennsylvania Medical Ctr. (United States)
Harold L. Kundel, Univ. of Pennsylvania Medical Ctr. (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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