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PACS software testing
Author(s): Sheel Kishore; Satjeet S. Khalsa; Eric R. Feingold; Sridhar B. Seshadri; Ronald L. Arenson
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Paper Abstract

A PACS in clinical use must provide a high degree of reliability in terms of uptime and data integrity. For a number of reasons, this is difficult to achieve. There may exist, on a PACS network, a multitude of imaging and display sub-systems each with its own interface peculiarities and requirements. Because a PACS is usually a multi-vendor system, the interface problems are complex. Furthermore, once a PACS is in clinical use, the nature of the process level interactions are complicated and random. To improve overall system reliability requires not only rigorous component testing but also a complete system evaluation. A testing methodology for the evaluation of a multi-vendor PACS is being developed at our institution. Key features of this methodology include the design of component and system stress tests, and system boundary tests that stimulate the depletion of critical resources. Preliminary results from running such tests at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 1992
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1653, Medical Imaging VI: Image Capture, Formatting, and Display, (1 May 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.59492
Show Author Affiliations
Sheel Kishore, Univ. of Pennsylvania Medical Ctr. (United States)
Satjeet S. Khalsa, Univ. of Pennsylvania Medical Ctr. (United States)
Eric R. Feingold, Univ. of Pennsylvania Medical Ctr. (United States)
Sridhar B. Seshadri, Univ. of Pennsylvania Medical Ctr. (United States)
Ronald L. Arenson, Univ. of California/San Francisco (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1653:
Medical Imaging VI: Image Capture, Formatting, and Display
Yongmin Kim, Editor(s)

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