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Transitioning process of a film-based radiology department to direct digital imaging
Author(s): John R. Romlein; John C. Weiser; Charles E. Willis; Suzy Smith; Rik Guinther; Edward Quillin
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Paper Abstract

The initial transition of the Radiology Department at Madigan Army Medical Center, the Wright Patterson Air Force Medical Center and the Brooke Army Medical Center from film- based operations to direct digital image capture and display has been completed. This presentation describes the planning process and the impact of the transition on radiology operations and clinical services. PACS implementation requires changes in both the physical plant and the human element of the Radiology departments as well as in the clinical areas where imaging workstations were installed. Equipment retrofit, utility upgrades, space trade- offs, quality control operations, work flow variations, and educational requirements were major considerations. An overview of the scope of departmental transitions is achieved.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 May 1994
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2165, Medical Imaging 1994: PACS: Design and Evaluation, (15 May 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.174382
Show Author Affiliations
John R. Romlein, MDIS Project Office (United States)
John C. Weiser, MDIS Project Office (United States)
Charles E. Willis, MDIS Project Office (United States)
Suzy Smith, Madigan Army Medical Ctr. (United States)
Rik Guinther, Brooke Army Medical Ctr. (United States)
Edward Quillin, USAF 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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