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Teleradiology and its relationship to PACS
Author(s): Steven C. Horii M.D.; Seong Ki Mun
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Paper Abstract

Though teleradiology and PACS use similar hardware they are often thought of as very different systems. A closer examination however shows that a teleradiology system is usually a small specialized PAC system. In teleradiology the archival medium may be film but there is at least some temporary electronic storage. The communications may employ anything from video channels to satellite links and the scale of distance is usually greater than for a PACS but PACS also use a variety of media. The PACS communications environment is more like a local area network (LAN) in scale as compared to the wide-area network (WAN) nature of teleradiolgy. The advantage in thinking of the related nature of these systems is that proper planning will facilitate the growth of teleracliology into a PACS or the smooth addition of teleradiology capability to an existing PAC system. This paper will focus on the Georgetown experience which included one teleradiology application in its initial plan and added uses in a later phase of the project. These projects proved highly successful both in terms of clinical use and technical performance.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 1990
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 1355, Telecommunication for Health Care: Telemetry, Teleradiology, and Telemedicine, (1 June 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.23863
Show Author Affiliations
Steven C. Horii M.D., Georgetown Univ. Hospital (United States)
Seong Ki Mun, Georgetown Univ. Hospital (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1355:
Telecommunication for Health Care: Telemetry, Teleradiology, and Telemedicine
Rangaraj M. Rangayyan, Editor(s)

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