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Interfacing a Computed Radiography System in a Centralized PACS System through a Microcomputer
Author(s): Craig Morioka; Bruce K. Ho; H. K. Huang
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Paper Abstract

Establishing control of the image data flow between a computed radiography system and a host computer presents many problems in a centralized PACS system design. Dedicating the main computer of the PACS system to service on-line acquisition devices will soon overload the system, especially when multiple image acquisition units are present. At UCLA, our approach is to distribute the task of buffering the input image data to a smart file server. Using a low-cost microcomputer as our image file server, we can reduce the burden to the central PACS computer when an image is to be acquired. This paper describes the design of the smart file server for a PCR/SP computed radiography system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 May 1989
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1093, Medical Imaging III: PACS System Design and Evaluation, (25 May 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.953341
Show Author Affiliations
Craig Morioka, University of California (United States)
Bruce K. Ho, University of California (United States)
H. K. Huang, University of California (United States)

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

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