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Requirements analysis for PACS
Author(s): Janice C. Honeyman; Meryll M. Frost; Jonathan M. Messinger; Carole K. Palmer; W. Dean Bidgood; Edward V. Staab
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Paper Abstract

The implementation of Picture Archival and Communication Systems (PACS) within the contemporary radiology department is a complex procedure. Given the complexity of the total PACS environment with its advanced technology requirements, most sites will find it impractical to implement a filmless department with a total PACS solution at this time. Although many technical problems make a total PACS solution impractical in many situations, small, clinically useful, partial PACS (''miniPACS'') can be developed now and can provide experience for future development of more complete PACS. Planning for PACS and creating a supporting infrastructure are important and complex procedures. This paper describes an analysis performed as a neuroradiology PACS system was designed and implemented. Network bandwidth and image storage were evaluated; interfaces were specified; databases were designed; and plans were made to accommodate physical equipment requirements.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 1992
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1654, Medical Imaging VI: PACS Design and Evaluation, (1 July 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.60304
Show Author Affiliations
Janice C. Honeyman, Univ. of Florida (United States)
Meryll M. Frost, Univ. of Florida (United States)
Jonathan M. Messinger, Univ. of Florida (United States)
Carole K. Palmer, Univ. of Florida (United States)
W. Dean Bidgood, Univ. of Florida (United States)
Edward V. Staab, Univ. of Florida (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1654:
Medical Imaging VI: PACS Design and Evaluation
R. Gilbert Jost, Editor(s)

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