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The Software Architecture Of An Integrated Optical Disk Archive For Digital Radiographic Images
Author(s): Nicholas J. Mankovich; Ricky K. Taira; Paul S. Cho; Albert Wong
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Paper Abstract

Radiology is changing as a result of the tremendous expansion in the number and size of digital radiographs. The introduction of computed radiography systems and digital laser scanners now allows the radiology department to routinely collect images as digital information with resolution in excess of 2048x2048x8 bits. This high resolution combined with the large number of radiographs acquired in a working clinical environment creates a problem in digital image storage and management. To solve this problem we have developed an optical disk software and hardware subsystem which is integrated into the UCLA Clinical Radiology Imaging System (CRIS). CRIS takes advantage of the storage capacity and speed hierarchy offered by image processor memory, conventional magnetic disk, and optical disk to provide an efficient means of acquiring, viewing, and storing a large number of digital images. The optical disk subsystem provides long term storage for digital radiographs on dual optical disk drives coupled to a multi-volume image file data base.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 January 1987
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0695, Optical Mass Data Storage II, (14 January 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.936866
Show Author Affiliations
Nicholas J. Mankovich, Consultant (United States)
Ricky K. Taira, Consultant (United States)
Paul S. Cho, Consultant (United States)
Albert Wong, Consultant (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0695:
Optical Mass Data Storage II
Robert P. Freese; Albert A. Jamberdino; Maarten R. de Haan, Editor(s)

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