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Feature comparison of gigabit ethernet versus ATM for the digital radiology environment
Author(s): Timothy M. Persons; William J. Chimiak
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Paper Abstract

This paper addresses the challenges that the clinical information system manager faces when selecting a core network technology to meet the ever increasing demand for bandwidth and efficiency in the digital radiology environment. Important metrics include network performance, reliability, cost, and computability with existing infrastructure. This work presents and compares the salient features of the two predominant high-speed radiology network solutions; asynchronous transfer mode and gigabit Ethernet. Its goal is to enable the information system manager to made informed decisions that are in the best interest of the radiology department. Since these two technologies are more complementary than competitive, a perspective of the benefits and risks of selecting each technology is presented. Recommendations are then made based upon the criteria presented from the overall clinical task.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 July 1999
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3662, Medical Imaging 1999: PACS Design and Evaluation: Engineering and Clinical Issues, (18 July 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.352737
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Timothy M. Persons, Wake Forest Univ. School of Medicine and Wake Forest Univ. (United States)
William J. Chimiak, Wake Forest Univ. School of Medicine (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3662:
Medical Imaging 1999: PACS Design and Evaluation: Engineering and Clinical Issues
G. James Blaine; Steven C. Horii, Editor(s)

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