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Outsourced central archiving: an information bridge in a multi-IMAC environment
Author(s): Staffan Gustavsson; Ulf Tylen; Goeran Carlsson; Jan-Erik Angelhed; Mikael Wintell; Roger Helmersson; Clas Norrby
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Paper Abstract

In 1998 three hospitals merged to form the Sahlgrenska University Hospital. The total radiology production became 325 000 examinations per year. Two different PACS and RIS with different and incompatible archiving solutions were used since 1996. One PACS had commercial origin and the other was developed inhouse. Together they managed 1/3 of the total production. Due to differences in standard compliance and system architecture the communication was unsatisfactory. In order to improve efficiency, communication and the service level to our customers the situation was evaluated. It was decided to build a transparent virtual radiology department based on a modular approach. A common RIS and a central DICOM image archive as the central nodes in a star configured system were chosen. Web technique was chosen as the solution for distribution of images and reports. The reasons for the decisions as well as the present status of the installation are described and discussed is this paper.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 August 2001
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4323, Medical Imaging 2001: PACS and Integrated Medical Information Systems: Design and Evaluation, (7 August 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.435468
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Staffan Gustavsson, Sahlgrenska Univ. Hospital/Gotteborg Univ. (Sweden)
Ulf Tylen, Sahlgrenska Univ. Hospital/Gotteborg Univ. (Sweden)
Goeran Carlsson, Sahlgrenska Univ. Hospital/Gotteborg Univ. (Sweden)
Jan-Erik Angelhed, Sahlgrenska Univ. Hospital/Gotteborg Univ. (Sweden)
Mikael Wintell, Sahlgrenska Univ. Hospital/Gotteborg Univ. (Sweden)
Roger Helmersson, Sahlgrenska Univ. Hospital/Gotteborg Univ. (Sweden)
Clas Norrby, Sahlgrenska Univ. Hospital/Gotteborg Univ. (Sweden)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4323:
Medical Imaging 2001: PACS and Integrated Medical Information Systems: Design and Evaluation
Eliot L. Siegel; H. K. Huang, Editor(s)

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