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Image acquisition unit for the Mayo/IBM PACS project
Author(s): Frank J. Reardon; James R. Salutz
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Paper Abstract

The Mayo Clinic and IBM Rochester, Minnesota, have jointly developed a picture archiving, distribution and viewing system for use with Mayo's CT and MRI imaging modalities. Images are retrieved from the modalities and sent over the Mayo city-wide token ring network to optical storage subsystems for archiving, and to server subsystems for viewing on image review stations. Images may also be retrieved from archive and transmitted back to the modalities. The subsystems that interface to the modalities and communicate to the other components of the system are termed Image Acquisition Units (LAUs). The IAUs are IBM Personal System/2 (PS/2) computers with specially developed software. They operate independently in a network of cooperative subsystems and communicate with the modalities, archive subsystems, image review server subsystems, and a central subsystem that maintains information about the content and location of images. This paper provides a detailed description of the function and design of the Image Acquisition Units.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 1991
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1446, Medical Imaging V: PACS Design and Evaluation, (1 July 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.45307
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Frank J. Reardon, IBM Corp. (United States)
James R. Salutz, Mayo Clinic and Foundation (United States)


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

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