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On enhancing the performance of the ACR-NEMA protocol
Author(s): Ursula M. Maydell; Hossam S. Hassanein; Shuang Deng
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Paper Abstract

The ACR-NEMA standard allows different medical devices to communicate compatibly in a picture archiving and communication system (PACS) environment. The performance of a PACS, incorporating the ACR-NEMA standard, has been previously analyzed. It was shown that the ACR-NEMA protocol results in excessive response time values for image viewing requests. In this paper, the authors propose and study the performance effects of a number of enhancements to the ACR-NEMA standard. The objective of such enhancements is to make the ACR-NEMA protocol better suited for transmission of large images. It is shown that such enhancements, indeed, result in a much improved system performance.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 1991
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1446, Medical Imaging V: PACS Design and Evaluation, (1 July 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.45309
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Ursula M. Maydell, Univ. of Alberta (Canada)
Hossam S. Hassanein, Univ. of Alberta (Canada)
Shuang Deng, Univ. of Alberta (Canada)


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

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