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Design and implementation of GRID-based PACS in a hospital with multiple imaging departments
Author(s): Yuanyuan Yang; Jin Jin; Jianyong Sun; Jianguo Zhang
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Paper Abstract

Usually, there were multiple clinical departments providing imaging-enabled healthcare services in enterprise healthcare environment, such as radiology, oncology, pathology, and cardiology, the picture archiving and communication system (PACS) is now required to support not only radiology-based image display, workflow and data flow management, but also to have more specific expertise imaging processing and management tools for other departments providing imaging-guided diagnosis and therapy, and there were urgent demand to integrate the multiple PACSs together to provide patient-oriented imaging services for enterprise collaborative healthcare. In this paper, we give the design method and implementation strategy of developing grid-based PACS (Grid-PACS) for a hospital with multiple imaging departments or centers. The Grid-PACS functions as a middleware between the traditional PACS archiving servers and workstations or image viewing clients and provide DICOM image communication and WADO services to the end users. The images can be stored in distributed multiple archiving servers, but can be managed with central mode. The grid-based PACS has auto image backup and disaster recovery services and can provide best image retrieval path to the image requesters based on the optimal algorithms. The designed grid-based PACS has been implemented in Shanghai Huadong Hospital and been running for two years smoothly.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 March 2008
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6919, Medical Imaging 2008: PACS and Imaging Informatics, 69190L (13 March 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.777265
Show Author Affiliations
Yuanyuan Yang, Shanghai Institute of Technical Physics (China)
Jin Jin, Shanghai Institute of Technical Physics (China)
Jianyong Sun, Shanghai Institute of Technical Physics (China)
Jianguo Zhang, Shanghai Institute of Technical Physics (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6919:
Medical Imaging 2008: PACS and Imaging Informatics
Katherine P. Andriole; Khan M. Siddiqui, Editor(s)

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