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Digital film library implementation
Author(s): Sheel Kishore; Satjeet S. Khalsa; Sridhar B. Seshadri; Ronald L. Arenson
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Paper Abstract

The Radiology Department at the University of Pennsylvania is in the process of clinically testing its PACS implementation. The PACS implementation has been built around a Vortech Image Archival and Retrieval System (IARS) with a 140-platter optical jukebox. The Vortech IARS provides archival services only. A set of software modules have been developed in-house that allow the system to function as a digital film library. The current implementation allows connectivity to a RIS (DECrad), supports the routing of images to two intensive care units, and allows image acquisition from a Du Pont FD2000 laser scanner and two GE SIGNA MR units. All process-to-process communication follows the ACR/NEMA 2.0 protocol. The proposed folder extensions to ACR/NEMA 2.0 are being utilized for sending information to the display nodes. The system has been running clinically for about three months. Details of the design, implementation, and functionality of the PACS are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 1991
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1446, Medical Imaging V: PACS Design and Evaluation, (1 July 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.45271
Show Author Affiliations
Sheel Kishore, Univ. of Pennsylvania Medical Ctr. (United States)
Satjeet S. Khalsa, Univ. of Pennsylvania Medical Ctr. (United States)
Sridhar B. Seshadri, Univ. of Pennsylvania Medical Ctr. (United States)
Ronald L. Arenson, Univ. of Pennsylvania Medical Ctr. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1446:
Medical Imaging V: PACS Design and Evaluation

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