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First results with the software package CAPACITY for cost modeling of PACS
Author(s): Bas M. van Poppel; Elisabeth M.S.J. van Gennip; Albert Reinder Bakker; J. B.M. Wilmink
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Paper Abstract

An essential element in the decision of introducing a PACS will be its financial implication. We all hope PACS will come affordable at a certain point in time because of the decreasing hardware prices. However there is a wide variety of opinions about the moment the savings of PACS will exceed its costs. A software package for cost modelling of PACS, named CAPACITY, was developed by BAZIS in order to to get a better understanding of the cost characteristics of PACS. CAPACITY makes a cost comparison over the years thus indicating the moment of break even. User given input values are checked by a critique module and a file of cases can be maintained. One of the activities within the Dutch PACS project, a cooperative effort of BAZIS, the Utrecht University Hospital (UUH) and Philips Medical Systems is to indicate the costs of a PACS in the Utrecht University Hospital. A number of scenarios for a PACS in the Utrecht University Hospital have been defined and evaluated with the software package CAPACITY. The results will be discussed and it will be shown that the workstations play a major role.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 August 1990
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 1234, Medical Imaging IV: PACS Systems Design and Evaluation, (1 August 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.19021
Show Author Affiliations
Bas M. van Poppel, BAZIS (Netherlands)
Elisabeth M.S.J. van Gennip, BAZIS (Netherlands)
Albert Reinder Bakker, BAZIS (Netherlands)
J. B.M. Wilmink, Utrecht Univ. Hospital (Netherlands)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1234:
Medical Imaging IV: PACS Systems Design and Evaluation
Samuel J. Dwyer III; R. Gilbert Jost M.D., Editor(s)

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