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Engineering and clinical-oriented solution to cost-effective PACS for developing areas in China
Author(s): Dake Hu; Hong Zhang; Shengmin Zhou; Lin Shao
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Paper Abstract

Although PACS has been studied in industrial countries for more than sixteen years, few effort has been made so far to apply PACS technology to such developing areas as most rural regions in CHina. Engineering and clinical problems raised from installing PACS in undeveloped areas has brought many challenges to our system design. In this study, we try to analyze the clinical need of the Chinese hospitals and find out a solution to meet most hospitals' requirements from engineering and clinical points of view, such as system cost, ease of deployment, user interface, maintenance difficulty, etc., thus provide patients with better medical serve at affordable cost. First of all, we analyzed data collected from Zhejiang Cancer Hospital (ZCH) and take hospitals' financial situation into consideration. then according to the analysis, we made our choices for hardware and software platform, digitizer and storage device. The development of mini PACS is interacted by clinicians and radiologists from ZCH. They showed great interest in the downsizing PACS that does not risk much of the system performance. It is promising that our solution will be accepted in developing areas.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 May 1997
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 3035, Medical Imaging 1997: PACS Design and Evaluation: Engineering and Clinical Issues, (22 May 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.274615
Show Author Affiliations
Dake Hu, Zhejiang Univ. (China)
Hong Zhang, Zhejiang Univ. (China)
Shengmin Zhou, Zhejiang Univ. (China)
Lin Shao, Zhejiang Univ. (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3035:
Medical Imaging 1997: PACS Design and Evaluation: Engineering and Clinical Issues
Steven C. Horii M.D.; G. James Blaine, Editor(s)

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