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Photoelectronic-Digital Radiology (PE-DI-R) At The University Of Arizona
Author(s): S. Nudelman; M. P. Capp; H. D. Fisher; D. Ouimette; T. W. Ovitt; H. Roehrig
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Paper Abstract

System designs for PE-DI-R are being evaluated relative to the optimum configuration to meet the needs of diagnostic radiology at the University of Arizona. It is clear that the system can be examined in terms of sub-systems broadly delineated as image acquisition, processing, display and archival storage. Its architecture is influenced by the diverse imaging requirements of different radiological exams; the extent of processing desired in terms of complexity and speed; the degree of sophistication for displays serving a reading room as compared to clinics, conference rooms and offices; and the instrumentation available for archival storage. Issues have risen pertaining to system architecture, particularly in questioning the advantages of systems stressing a strong computer center versus a distribution of "stand alone" systems utilizing microprocessors. These appear to be resolvable at least in part on the basis of hospital size. The hospital carrying out in excess of 200,000 procedures per year has different requirements than those of a hospital performing only 10,000 exams/year, The University of Arizona Health Sciences Center is a 300 bed hospital which performs 67,000 radiological procedures per year. Its size and activity suggest a mix of computer and microprocessors will be needed to carry out its multiplicity of tasks, We anticipate completing the design and essentially install most components of the system over the next four years. Features of the system that have evolved to date and deemed most pertinent to the interests of the participants will be discussed at the symposium.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 January 1982
PDF: 1 pages
Proc. SPIE 0318, 1st Intl Conf and Workshop on Picture Archiving and Communication Systems, (14 January 1982); doi: 10.1117/12.967688
Show Author Affiliations
S. Nudelman, University of Arizona Health Sciences Center (United States)
M. P. Capp, University of Arizona Health Sciences Center (United States)
H. D. Fisher, University of Arizona Health Sciences Center (United States)
D. Ouimette, University of Arizona Health Sciences Center (United States)
T. W. Ovitt, University of Arizona Health Sciences Center (United States)
H. Roehrig, University of Arizona Health Sciences 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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