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Fault-tolerant PACS server design
Author(s): H. K. Huang; F. Cao; Brent J. Liu; Jianguo Zhang; Zheng Zhou; A. Tsai; G. Mogel
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Paper Abstract

A single point of hardware failure in PACS is at the PACS controller, or the main archive server. When it occurs, it renders the entire PACS inoperable and crippled until the problem is diagnosed and resolved. Many current PACS do not have a fault-tolerant design or adequate back-up system for the main archive server due to several issues including cost. Several large scale PACs utilize the Tandem or cluster design but are very costly and have not been critically tested for their degree of fault tolerance. This paper describes a novel, portable, and scalable fault-tolerant PACS controller design that is affordable for most PACS implementations.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 August 2001
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4323, Medical Imaging 2001: PACS and Integrated Medical Information Systems: Design and Evaluation, (7 August 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.435460
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H. K. Huang, Children's Hospital Los Angeles/Univ. of Southern California (United States)
F. Cao, Children's Hospital Los Angeles/Univ. of Southern California (United States)
Brent J. Liu, St. John's Health Ctr. (United States)
Jianguo Zhang, Shanghai Institute of Technical Physics (China)
Zheng Zhou, Children's Hospital Los Angeles/Univ. of Southern California (United States)
A. Tsai, Children's Hospital Los Angeles/Univ. of Southern California (United States)
G. Mogel, Children's Hospital Los Angeles/Univ. of Southern California (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4323:
Medical Imaging 2001: PACS and Integrated Medical Information Systems: Design and Evaluation
Eliot L. Siegel; H. K. Huang, Editor(s)

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