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Distribution of workload over the working day in a PACS
Author(s): Dennis L. Wilson; Donald V. Smith M.D.
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Paper Abstract

A new radiological exam spawns a collection of image movements in a PACS system. Historical images are fetched, images are moved to workstations for diagnosis, selected images are moved to other workstations for clinicians and for consultations. The distributions of the new images over the working day will establish the image load to which the PACS system must respond. At Madigan Army Medical Center 10.1% of the daily load of images occurs in the busiest hour of the day. Individual days may have an hour that has up to 15% of the average daily load. The PACS system must be able to handle the images that are spawned by the average 10.1% busy hour load with margin to be able to handle a 50% overload with acceptable degradation of the performance of the system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 May 1994
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2165, Medical Imaging 1994: PACS: Design and Evaluation, (15 May 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.174369
Show Author Affiliations
Dennis L. Wilson, Loral Western Development Labs. (United States)
Donald V. Smith M.D., Madigan Army Medical Ctr. (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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