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Distributed database for a picture archiving and communications system
Author(s): Alfred Kayser; Gerard L. Reijns
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes the design of a distributed database for a picture archiving and communications system (PACS). This system consists of several relatively cheap workstations and a large optical archive and distributed database modules. The communication between the modules uses the same network as used to connect the system to the clients. Existing, working, and available standards are used wherever possible. This makes the system open and accessible in a multivendor environment such as hospitals. The distributed approach makes the total system flexible, cheaper, faster, and when designed carefully, more reliable.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 1992
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1654, Medical Imaging VI: PACS Design and Evaluation, (1 July 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.60316
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Alfred Kayser, Delft Univ. of Technology (Netherlands)
Gerard L. Reijns, Delft Univ. of Technology (Netherlands)


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

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