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Implementation of a major hardware and software upgrade in a hospital-wide PACS during clinical use
Author(s): Nicola H. Strickland; David J. Allison; Kent W. Beam; Marc J. Deshaies; Margaret Fitzpatrick; Glen Gardener; Nuala Martin; Jane Phillp; Thomas W. Prenzno; Jonathan E. Turner; Michael West
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Paper Abstract

The aim of this project was to implement the installation of a major hardware and software upgrade into the Hammersmith hospital-wide PACS without any loss of data and with minimum disruption to the continuing clinical service throughout the hospital. The extant 40 Gbyte RAID was replaced by a new 256 Gbyte centralized RAID short term storage (STS) device at the hub of the Hammersmith Hospital PACS. This change entailed a complete database transfer, as well as hardware and software conversions to each of the 168 PACS workstations in the hospital.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 July 1998
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 3339, Medical Imaging 1998: PACS Design and Evaluation: Engineering and Clinical Issues, (13 July 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.319806
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Nicola H. Strickland, Hammersmith Hospital/Imperial College School of Medicine (United Kingdom)
David J. Allison, Hammersmith Hospital/Imperial College School of Medicine (United Kingdom)
Kent W. Beam, General Electric Medical Systems (United Kingdom)
Marc J. Deshaies, General Electric Medical Systems (United States)
Margaret Fitzpatrick, Hammersmith Hospitals NHS Trust (United Kingdom)
Glen Gardener, General Electric Medical Systems (United Kingdom)
Nuala Martin, Hammersmith Hospitals NHS Trust (United Kingdom)
Jane Phillp, Hammersmith Hospitals NHS Trust (United Kingdom)
Thomas W. Prenzno, General Electric Medical Systems (United States)
Jonathan E. Turner, Hammersmith Hospitals NHS Trust (United Kingdom)
Michael West, Hammersmith Hospitals NHS Trust (United Kingdom)


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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