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Clinical Evaluation Of TDF-500 System
Author(s): Makoto Suzuki; Mineki Nishikawa; Hiroyuki Ohsawa; Ken'ichi Ogawa
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Paper Abstract

For PACS to successfully replace the current film-based diagnosis system , there must be certain merits on PACS . None will use any system that may not work at least as smoothly as the current system . PACS is a big , expensive system . So , it must be at least equivalent or compatible to the current system from the performance point of view . We think the most promising way to achieve larger or full PACS is to create a system that has at least equal ability as the current film-based system , and then refine it so that the users really want to manipulate in their daily work . The point we must be aware of is that even if the prototype system is excellent in several points , when it should have defects in one point, this system may not be regarded as superior to the current system. Our way to establish PACS is to create a small system that has at least all-modality capability and high-speed processing power , and do a cooperate research on the real clinical environment and gather useful informations from them . Then we can develop new image processing methods , new mam-machine interface ,and any unforeseen features that are necessary to this kind of system . We have developed TDF-500 system from this viewpoint , and have also installed some of this system into real clinical environments . Overall reputations are good so far , and we are confident that PACS work station must meet the very basic but important features such as all-modality , multi-screen , and easy operation . Based on these informations , we will develop new technologies that must be necessary for future PACS .

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 June 1988
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0914, Medical Imaging II, (27 June 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.968796
Show Author Affiliations
Makoto Suzuki, Toshiba Corporation (Japan)
Mineki Nishikawa, Toshiba Corporation (Japan)
Hiroyuki Ohsawa, Toshiba Corporation (Japan)
Ken'ichi Ogawa, Toshiba Corporation (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0914:
Medical Imaging II
Samuel J. Dwyer; Roger H. Schneider; Roger H. Schneider; Samuel J. Dwyer; Samuel J. Dwyer; Roger H. Schneider, Editor(s)

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