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Development and evaluation of PACS system simulator
Author(s): Takashi Masuzawa; Akihiro Miyauchi; Hiroto Kimura; Masakazu Osada
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Paper Abstract

It is necessary to estimate system performance to ensure cost-effective system design. In addition, discrepancies between estimated performance and system performance must be established as a guidelines for the use of the simulator in advanced. We have developed and evaluated a PACS system simulator, `UNSUI/P'. UNSUI/P is based on discrete event simulator, `UNSUI', developed by Toshiba Research and Development Center. UNSUI/P was evaluated by simulating a number of PACS and comparing the results against actual system performance. Evaluations for a single component and for the entire system were carried out. Discrepancies between simulation results and actual system performance ranged from 30% to 50% for the response time in the first evaluation. In the second evaluation, simulation of the delay time for image transfer from a modality to a viewing workstation was performed and discrepancies in the delay time appear to be about 15% to 40%.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 May 1994
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2165, Medical Imaging 1994: PACS: Design and Evaluation, (15 May 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.174353
Show Author Affiliations
Takashi Masuzawa, Toshiba Medical Engineering Lab. (Japan)
Akihiro Miyauchi, Toshiba Nasu Works (Japan)
Hiroto Kimura, Toshiba Medical System Div. (Japan)
Masakazu Osada, Toshiba Medical Engineering Lab. (Japan)

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

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