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All Digital Nuclear Medicine Department: Retrieval Of Data From A Magnetic Disk Based Archive Store
Author(s): J. Anthony Parker; Jonathan G. Bliss; Henry D. Royal; Nancy Telfer; Dace Jansons; Gerald Kolodny
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Paper Abstract

We have implemented all digital collection, analysis, review, and archival storage of nuclear medicine data using commercially available computer hardware. In order to allow for modestly rapid retrieval of data from our archival store, an on-line directory system has been developed. The directory contains a subset of the fields which are entered into the patient's demographic data block and a pointer to the physical disk and logical location of the study. The directory is formed semi-automatically and is tolerant of operator error. The directory can be searched in under one minute for any combination of sub-fields. This directory system has been convenient and reliable for accessing our relatively small data base (about 6500 studies per year), but may be expandable to larger systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 May 1983
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0418, Picture Archiving and Communication Systems, (16 May 1983); doi: 10.1117/12.935964
Show Author Affiliations
J. Anthony Parker, Beth Israel Hospital (United States)
Jonathan G. Bliss, Beth Israel Hospital (United States)
Henry D. Royal, Beth Israel Hospital (United States)
Nancy Telfer, Beth Israel Hospital (United States)
Dace Jansons, Beth Israel Hospital (United States)
Gerald Kolodny, Beth Israel Hospital (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0418:
Picture Archiving and Communication Systems
Samuel J. Dwyer, Editor(s)

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