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Concept and design considerations for an electronic film library
Author(s): Walter F. Good; Catherine M. Burzik; Paul J. Scanlon; Glenn S. Maitz; John M. Herron; David Gur
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Paper Abstract

A fast, easy-to-use, manufacturer-non-specific archival display and filming system was assembled and tested in the clinical environment. In this system, character recognition software decodes patient identification information and the type of examination for the archival data base in a manner that is transparent to the operator. Images are stored on an optical disk jukebox and can be retrieved to soft display for review and/or reprinting. Preliminary clinical evaluations with the system connected to one and/or two CT scanners clearly indicate that such a concept can successfully replace and/or serve as a backup to conventional film libraries. It can easily be attached to multiple devices (currently three) that are manufactured by the same or different vendors. Technologist and physician responses to the system have been favorable.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 1992
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1654, Medical Imaging VI: PACS Design and Evaluation, (1 July 1992);
Show Author Affiliations
Walter F. Good, Univ. of Pittsburgh (United States)
Catherine M. Burzik, Eastman Kodak Co. (United States)
Paul J. Scanlon, Eastman Kodak Co. (United States)
Glenn S. Maitz, Univ. of Pittsburgh (United States)
John M. Herron, Univ. of Pittsburgh (United States)
David Gur, Univ. of Pittsburgh (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1654:
Medical Imaging VI: PACS Design and Evaluation
R. Gilbert Jost M.D., Editor(s)

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