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A Layered Storage Structure For Images Confronted With The Use Of X-Ray Images In A Hospital
Author(s): R. C. van Rijnsoever; J. P.J. de Valk; A. R. Bakker
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Paper Abstract

In modern hospitals the attention paid to the problem of lending and archiving of images is increasing. In almost every (big) hospital complaints are heard concerning missing X-ray images and lack of storage space. The use of the computer and digital storage systems might lead to a solution of these problems. However enormous amounts of data are involved, ranging per image from 128 kbytes for a CT-scan to over 2 Mbytes for a thorax X-ray. For the Leiden university hospital (940 beds) this implies a daily production of about 8000 Mbytes of uncompressed data after digitisation. At this moment, a study is in progress carried out by the central development organisation (BAZIS) of a group of Dutch cooperating hospitals, aiming at a well founded choice of a system framework. During this study extensive use is made of the information available from the existing Hospital Information System (HIS). The acquired data will be used as input to a simulation model, which should give more insight into the behaviour and necessary characteristics of the memory configuration required. This configuration will consist of different layers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 September 1984
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 0490, Applications of Optical Digital Data Disk Storage Systems, (25 September 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.943433
Show Author Affiliations
R. C. van Rijnsoever, BAZIS, Leiden University Hospital (Netherlands)
J. P.J. de Valk, BAZIS, Leiden University Hospital (Netherlands)
A. R. Bakker, BAZIS, Leiden University Hospital (Netherlands)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0490:
Applications of Optical Digital Data Disk Storage Systems
Marino G. Carasso; W. Michael Deese, Editor(s)

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