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Methodology for designing and implementing a class for service for the transmission of medical images over a common network
Author(s): David A. Dimond; Robert Burgess; Nolan Barrios; Neil D. Johnson
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Paper Abstract

Traditionally, to guarantee the network performance of medical image data transmission, imaging traffic was isolated on a separate network. Organizations are depending on a new generation of multi-purpose networks to transport both normal information and image traffic as they expand access to images throughout the enterprise. These organi want to leverage their existing infrastructure for imaging traffic, but are not willing to accept degradations in overall network performance. To guarantee 'on demand' network performance for image transmissions anywhere at any time, networks need to be designed with the ability to 'carve out' bandwidth for specific applications and to minimize the chances of network failures. This paper will present the methodology Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center (CHMC) used to enhance the physical and logical network design of the existing hospital network to guarantee a class of service for imaging traffic. PACS network designs should utilize the existing enterprise local area network i.e. (LAN) infrastructure where appropriate. Logical separation or segmentation provides the application independence from other clinical and administrative applications as required, ensuring bandwidth and service availability.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 May 2000
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 3980, Medical Imaging 2000: PACS Design and Evaluation: Engineering and Clinical Issues, (18 May 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.386430
Show Author Affiliations
David A. Dimond, Cincinnati Children's Hospital (United States)
Robert Burgess, Cincinnati Children's Hospital (United States)
Nolan Barrios, Cincinnati Children's Hospital (United States)
Neil D. Johnson, First Consulting Group (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3980:
Medical Imaging 2000: PACS Design and Evaluation: Engineering and Clinical Issues
G. James Blaine; Eliot L. Siegel, Editor(s)

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