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Cost-Benefit Implications Of Automated Pacs For Digital Modalities
Author(s): Jozef K. Cywinski; Michael Gray; L.Mark Cywinski; Lawrence Lee
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Paper Abstract

The previously described computerized model (Cywinski & Gray) for calculating the cost of film based PACS in radiology departments has been extended to include projected costs of automated PACS. A survey of 17 diagnostic digital imaging facilities was performed. The survey results for each facility were entered into the model. The output of the model was in the form of a series of spreadsheets which illustrated cost comparisons between film and automated PACS in radiology departments. The analysis of cost comparisons indicated that presently available (M/NET) automated PACS are cost effective and actually save operating costs for the radiology facilities performing at least 10,000 diagnostic imaging procedures per year.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 September 1985
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0536, 3rd Intl Conf on Picture Archiving and Communication Systems, (16 September 1985); doi: 10.1117/12.947324
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Jozef K. Cywinski, Medinet Inc. (United States)
Michael Gray, Medinet Inc. (United States)
L.Mark Cywinski, Medinet Inc. (United States)
Lawrence Lee, Medinet Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0536:
3rd Intl Conf on Picture Archiving and Communication Systems
Samuel J. Dwyer; Robert J. Schneider, Editor(s)

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