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Integrated Systems For Digital Diagnostic Imaging
Author(s): Michael J. Flynn
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Paper Abstract

Digital image data is now generated in Ultrasound, Nuclear Medicine, Computed Tomography, and Digital Fluoroscopy Imaging Instruments and is anticipated for nuclear magnetic resonance imaging and direct digital radiographic recording. The interconnection of imaging instruments for the common purpose of image display and analysis forms a diagnostic image analysis network. For current studies, a typical hospital network would have to handle 4 x 1011 bits of data per year. Systems used only for investigative purposes would have to handle 2 x 10 10 bits of data per year. The demand to display image data is estimated at 38.5 or 9 display requests per hour respectively for these two systems. These demands can be met by sharing the use of central display controllers through a video distribution system. The needs of these systems can be met by 12 or 4 display controllers respectively. In the future, diagnostic imaging networks are expected to be common place with inexpensive archiving on laser optical disks providing rapid access to a full year of examinations.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 December 1982
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 0347, Application of Optical Instrumentation in Medicine X, (29 December 1982); doi: 10.1117/12.933837
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Michael J. Flynn, University of Michigan Hospitals (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0347:
Application of Optical Instrumentation in Medicine X
Gary D. Fullerton; James A. Mulvaney; Arthur G. Haus; William S. Properzio, Editor(s)

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