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Design and Performance Evaluation of a High Speed Fiber Optic Integrated Computer Network for Picture Archiving and Communications System
Author(s): Ralph Martinez; Mohamed Nematbakhsh
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Paper Abstract

Computer networks for Picture Archiving and Communications. Systems (PACS) have evolved over the last few years. Twisted pairs and coaxial cable networks have been used for image transfer at low data rates. Second generation PACS networks use fiber optic communications at speeds up to 140 Mbps. In this paper, the need for integrated voice, data, and image communications and network rates over 200 Mbps is presented. A high speed fiber optic network for integrated PACS services has been design and simulated in the Computer Engineering Research Laboratory at the University of Arizona. This paper summarizes the characteristics and protocols of this network. The network represents a high performance application for local PACS environments and its implementation is technically feasible now.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 May 1989
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 1093, Medical Imaging III: PACS System Design and Evaluation, (25 May 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.953316
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Ralph Martinez, The University of Arizona (United States)
Mohamed Nematbakhsh, The University of Arizona (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1093:
Medical Imaging III: PACS System Design and Evaluation
Samuel J. Dwyer; R. Gilbert Jost; Roger H. Schneider, Editor(s)

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