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One-year clinical experience with a fully digitized nuclear medicine department: organizational and economical aspects
Author(s): P. C. Anema; C. N. de Graaf; J. B.M. Wilmink; David R. Hall; A. G. Hoekstra; P. P. van Rijk; J. W. Van Isselt; Max A. Viergever
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Paper Abstract

At the department of nuclear medicine of the University Hospital Utrecht a single-modality PACS has been operational since mid-1990. After one year of operation the functionality, the organizational and economical consequences, and the acceptability of the PACS were evaluated. The functional aspects reviewed were: viewing facilities, patient data management, connectivity, reporting facilities, archiving, privacy, and security. It was concluded that the improved quality of diagnostic viewing and the potential integration with diagnosis, reporting, and archiving are highly appreciated. The many problems that have occurred during the transition period, however, greatly influence the appreciation and acceptability of the PACS. Overall, it is felt that in the long term there will be a positive effect on the quality and efficiency of the work.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 1991
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 1446, Medical Imaging V: PACS Design and Evaluation, (1 July 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.45291
Show Author Affiliations
P. C. Anema, Univ. Hospital Utrecht (Netherlands)
C. N. de Graaf, Univ. Hospital Utrecht (Netherlands)
J. B.M. Wilmink, Univ. Hospital Utrecht (Netherlands)
David R. Hall, MedImage (United States)
A. G. Hoekstra, Univ. Hospital Utrecht (Netherlands)
P. P. van Rijk, Univ. Hospital Utrecht (Netherlands)
J. W. Van Isselt, Univ. Hospital Utrecht (Netherlands)
Max A. Viergever, Univ. Hospital Utrecht (Netherlands)

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Medical Imaging V: PACS Design and Evaluation

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