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Design and Implementation of PACS at Georgetown University Hospital
Author(s): S. K. Mun; H.. R. Benson; P. Choyke; F. H. Fahey; P. C. Wang; R. K . Zeman; L. P. Elliott
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Paper Abstract

During the preparation and planning phase of the PACS project at Georgetown University Hospital it was realized that PACS requires truly the state of the art technology in data communication, image processing and man machine interfacing. It was also realized that un-like many other technology intensive devices used in radiology, PACS cannot be seen as an independent system that will provide well defined services. PACS will be the backbone of the department operation in clinical, educational and managerial functions. It will indeed be the nerve center of the radiologic services affecting every aspect of the department. PACS will have to be designed to perform in a cost-effective manner to widely varying needs within the radiology departments. The integration of ever changing complex technology that will impact every aspect of a radiology service is not a trivial matter. This transition period going from current manual film based PACS to Digital PACS can be long, expansive and disruptive unless careful planning preceeds the implementation. PACS is still an emerging technology at its infancy. Performance monitoring and evaluation of diversified functions have to be also established so that improvement to the system can be efficiently implemented. Thus the evaluation criteria should be also established as early as possible.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 September 1985
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0555, Medical Imaging and Instrumentation '85, (19 September 1985); doi: 10.1117/12.949497
Show Author Affiliations
S. K. Mun, Georgetown University Hospital (United States)
H.. R. Benson, Georgetown University Hospital (United States)
P. Choyke, Georgetown University Hospital (United States)
F. H. Fahey, Georgetown University Hospital (United States)
P. C. Wang, Georgetown University Hospital (United States)
R. K . Zeman, Georgetown University Hospital (United States)
L. P. Elliott, Georgetown University Hospital (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0555:
Medical Imaging and Instrumentation '85
James A. Mulvaney, Editor(s)

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