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Nuclear medicine PACS with an Interfile/ACR-NEMA interface and on-line medical record interface
Author(s): Janice C. Honeyman; Meryll M. Frost; Edward V. Staab; Walter E. Drane M.D.; Mike Nicole
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Paper Abstract

A PACS system has been implemented at the University of Florida that has eliminated the use of film in Nuclear Medicine. Six acquisition devices, four display devices, three paper printers, and a digital archive comprise the system. Nuclear Medicine images are viewed on display workstations for diagnosis and are printed in color on paper to be placed in the patient's folder or sent to referring physicians. An interface to the medical center's on-line medical records checks the demographic information stored with the images for accurate spelling of the patient's name, valid patient identification number, and ties the study to the radiology information system order (accession) number. The database used for the on-line medical record and for the Nuclear Medicine PACS system is ORACLE. The archive consists of 4 GBytes of mirrored magnetic disk (essentially 2 GBytes of accessible disk), 8 GBytes of non-mirrored magnetic storage, and a tape jukebox with 50 GByte capacity.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 September 1993
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 1899, Medical Imaging 1993: PACS Design and Evaluation, (8 September 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.152909
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Janice C. Honeyman, Univ. of Florida Medical Ctr. (United States)
Meryll M. Frost, Univ. of Florida Medical Ctr. (United States)
Edward V. Staab, Univ. of Florida Medical Ctr. (United States)
Walter E. Drane M.D., Univ. of Florida Medical Ctr. (United States)
Mike Nicole, Univ. of Florida Medical Ctr. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1899:
Medical Imaging 1993: PACS Design and Evaluation
R. Gilbert Jost M.D., Editor(s)

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