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Image Processing Requirements In Hospitals And An Integrated Systems Approach
Author(s): G. Q. Maguire; M. P. Zeleznik; S. C. Horii; J. H. Schimpf; M. E. Noz
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Paper Abstract

The full capabilities of digital image producing modalities are rarely utilized routinely. Only a small fraction of the available information may be used in the initial diagnosis, and subsequent review is often severely limited by the use of film recordings which may display less than 5% of the original data. An alternative is presented, as a unified digital image distribution and processing system, linking various digital image sources through a high speed data link and a common image format. The system allows for viewing and processing of all images produced within the complex, from viewing stations at any number of convenient locations. The physical handling of storage media is totally eliminated. Complete archiving, file maintenance, and large scale processing capabilities are provided by a central file server. Provisions for hard copy, and the input and output of external image data are also included. The cost of such a system and its operation for ten years is shown to be approximately $0.20 per image.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 January 1982
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0318, 1st Intl Conf and Workshop on Picture Archiving and Communication Systems, (14 January 1982); doi: 10.1117/12.967647
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G. Q. Maguire, University of Utah and New York University Medical Center (United States)
M. P. Zeleznik, University of Utah (United States)
S. C. Horii, New York University Medical Center (United States)
J. H. Schimpf, New York University Medical Center (United States)
M. E. Noz, New York University Medical Center (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0318:
1st Intl Conf and Workshop on Picture Archiving and Communication Systems
Andre J. Duerinckx, Editor(s)

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