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Economic impact of off-line PC viewer for private folder management
Author(s): Koun-Sik Song; Myung Jin Shin; Joo Hee Lee; Yong Ho Auh
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Paper Abstract

We developed a PC-based clinical workstation and implemented at Asan Medical Center in Seoul, Korea, Hardwares used were Pentium-II, 8M video memory, 64-128 MB RAM, 19 inch color monitor, and 10/100Mbps network adaptor. One of the unique features of this workstation is management tool for folders reside both in PACS short-term storage unit and local hard disk. Users can copy the entire study or part of the study to local hard disk, removable storages, or CD recorder. Even the images in private folders in PACS short-term storage can be copied to local storage devices. All images are saved as DICOM 3.0 file format with 2:1 lossless compression. We compared the prices of copy films and storage medias considering the possible savings of expensive PACS short- term storage and network traffic. Price savings of copy film is most remarkable in MR exam. Price savings arising from minimal use of short-term unit was 50,000 dollars. It as hard to calculate the price savings arising from the network usage. Off-line PC viewer is a cost-effective way of handling private folder management under the PACS environment.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 July 1999
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 3662, Medical Imaging 1999: PACS Design and Evaluation: Engineering and Clinical Issues, (18 July 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.352775
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Koun-Sik Song, Univ. of Ulsan College of Medicine (South Korea)
Myung Jin Shin, Univ. of Ulsan College of Medicine (South Korea)
Joo Hee Lee, Hyundai Information and Technology (South Korea)
Yong Ho Auh, Univ. of Ulsan College of Medicine (South Korea)


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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