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Picture Archiving And Communication Systems (PACS): Introductory Systems Analysis Considerations
Author(s): Simon H. C. Hughes
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Paper Abstract

Two fundamental problems face any hospital or radiology department that is thinking about installing a Picture Archiving and Communications System (PACS). First, though the need for PACS already exists, much of the relevant technology is just beginning to be developed. Second, the requirements of each hospital are different, so that any attempts to market a single PACS design for use in large numbers of hospitals are likely to meet with the same problems as were experienced with general-purpose Hospital Information Systems. This paper outlines some of the decision processes involved in arriving at specifications for each module of a PACS and indicates design principles which should be followed in order to meet individual hospital requirements, while avoiding the danger of short-term systems obsolescence.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 May 1983
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0418, Picture Archiving and Communication Systems, (16 May 1983); doi: 10.1117/12.935970
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Simon H. C. Hughes, Bio-Imaging Research, Inc. (United States)


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

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