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Utilization of an integrated multidepartmental medical imaging system in a hospital environment
Author(s): Ruth E. Dayhoff; Daniel L. Maloney
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Paper Abstract

Development of automated medical information systems requires knowledge about the utilization of the system both for design and as feedback during the development process. One of the significant advantages of computer systems is that they can provide an automatic log of system utilization. This paper reports the first study of utilization data collected automatically in an integrated image environment. Images are routinely used in clinical care. Selected images are shown repeatedly for teaching demonstration and reference at locations throughout the hospital. Images are viewed both by the collecting service when producing procedure reports and consultations as well as by the treating physicians from other hospital services. Medical departments have developed image collection policies to meet their internal needs and the needs of treating physicians.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 1992
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1654, Medical Imaging VI: PACS Design and Evaluation, (1 July 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.60307
Show Author Affiliations
Ruth E. Dayhoff, Dept. of Veterans Affairs (United States)
Daniel L. Maloney, Dept. of Veterans Affairs (United States)


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

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