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Ten Years Of PACS Experience
Author(s): Robert Hindel; Dieter Meyer-Ebrecht; Ruettger Heu; Herman Oosterwijk
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Paper Abstract

A few of us here can look back ten years or more of having observed or even having participated in the PACS development. Depending on our point of view, little or much progress has been made since 1978. In the following, the authors will sketch a log book of an industrial developer and vendor, i.e., Philips Medical Systems. Some comments will turn out to be specifically applicable to the Philips Concern but the majority is probably also true for other major X-ray manufacturing companies. There are certain ground rules which have to be observed if a company wants to prove itself in a market as ambitious and complex as the medical market and, in particular, the PACS market. These ground rules will be either explicitly mentioned or are implied for the attentive listener. The following aspects will be considered:

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 May 1989
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1093, Medical Imaging III: PACS System Design and Evaluation, (25 May 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.953345
Show Author Affiliations
Robert Hindel, Philips Medical Systems North America, Inc. (Germany)
Dieter Meyer-Ebrecht, University of Aachen (Germany)
Ruettger Heu, Philips Medical Systems (Germany)
Herman Oosterwijk, Philips Medical Systems North America, Inc. (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1093:
Medical Imaging III: PACS System Design and Evaluation
Samuel J. Dwyer III; R. Gilbert Jost M.D.; Roger H. Schneider, Editor(s)

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