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Evaluation of PACS in a medical intensive care unit: the effect of computed radiography
Author(s): Harold L. Kundel; Sridhar B. Seshadri; Peter E. Shile; Marcia Polansky; Curtis P. Langlotz M.D.; Paul N. Lanken M.D.; Steven C. Horii M.D.; Robert I. Grossman; Janine A. Purcell; Sheel Kishore; Inna Brikman; Mary T. Bozzo; Regina O. Redfern
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Paper Abstract

Preliminary data is presented from a prospective study of a Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS) in a Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU). These data compare the efficiency of image information communication and utilization when the MICU operates in a conventional manner using standard x-ray film as an image acquisition, storage and display medium and a digital manner when images are acquired by Computed Radiography (CR), transmitted and displayed digitally. The CR images were made available for viewing more quickly than conventional film images due to the increased automation provided by the management system of the PACS. Despite the improvement of the availability of images, the time required for the MICU physicians to utilize the image information did not change.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 May 1994
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 2165, Medical Imaging 1994: PACS: Design and Evaluation, (15 May 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.174335
Show Author Affiliations
Harold L. Kundel, Univ. of Pennsylvania (United States)
Sridhar B. Seshadri, Univ. of Pennsylvania (United States)
Peter E. Shile, Univ. of Pennsylvania (United States)
Marcia Polansky, Hahnemann Univ. (United States)
Curtis P. Langlotz M.D., Univ. of Pennsylvania (United States)
Paul N. Lanken M.D., Univ. of Pennsylvania (United States)
Steven C. Horii M.D., Univ. of Pennsylvania (United States)
Robert I. Grossman, Univ. of Pennsylvania (United States)
Janine A. Purcell, Univ. of Pennsylvania (United States)
Sheel Kishore, Univ. of Pennsylvania (United States)
Inna Brikman, Univ. of Pennsylvania (United States)
Mary T. Bozzo, Univ. of Pennsylvania (United States)
Regina O. Redfern, Univ. of Pennsylvania (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2165:
Medical Imaging 1994: PACS: Design and Evaluation
R. Gilbert Jost M.D., Editor(s)

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