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Implementation of Automatic Digital Ultrasonic Image Acquisition on a Microcomputer
Author(s): Kwang S. Park; Raymond J. Madachy; Ricky K. Taira; Nicholas J. Mankovich
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Paper Abstract

An ultrasonic imaging system has been integrated into an existing Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS) module in the Pediatric Radiology Section at UCLA. A microcomputer (IBM-PC/XT) manages the acquisition and transfer of ultrasonic images through an Ethernet network to the host computer. The microcomputer is configured with: (1) a video frame grabber that can store four ultrasound (512x512) images, (2) a network interface board employing TCP/IP protocol, (3) a 32 megabyte winchester disk, and (4) a software system which coordinates acquisition, temporary storage, and PACS transfer.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 May 1989
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1091, Medical Imaging III: Image Capture and Display, (8 May 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.976441
Show Author Affiliations
Kwang S. Park, Seoul National University (Korea)
Raymond J. Madachy, University of California (United States)
Ricky K. Taira, University of California (United States)
Nicholas J. Mankovich, University of California (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1091:
Medical Imaging III: Image Capture and Display
Samuel J. Dwyer; R. Gilbert Jost; Roger H. Schneider, Editor(s)

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