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Clinically-Based Archive Model For A Picture Archive And Communication System
Author(s): Paul D. Fisher; Gerhard W. Brauer; Peter J. Hughes; Janice M. Lyle; Josip Nosil; Gordon W. Ritchie
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Paper Abstract

As important as the clinical utility of digital radiography is to its acceptance by medical professionals, the performance of the PACS that supports such modalities, as experienced at the diagnostic reporting station, is at least as important. That performance is determined by the network configuration and memory node distribution of the PACS which must be based on the clinical requirements for image communication. To this end accurate film image flow data were accumulated in order to identify and quantify the clinical endpoint flows and volumes that would have to be supported by PACS. Based on those data, a statistical model was developed, and is presented, of the film image flow in a 12-room diagnostic imaging department. Actual image flow data support the authors' contention that, despite current technological limitations, an effective PACS configuration can be developed to provide the same level of image communication service currently provided by the film-based system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 June 1988
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 0914, Medical Imaging II, (27 June 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.968751
Show Author Affiliations
Paul D. Fisher, University of Victoria (Canada)
Gerhard W. Brauer, University of Victoria (Canada)
Peter J. Hughes, University of Victoria (Canada)
Janice M. Lyle, University of Victoria (Canada)
Josip Nosil, Victoria General Hospital (Canada)
Gordon W. Ritchie, Victoria General Hospital (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0914:
Medical Imaging II
Samuel J. Dwyer III; Roger H. Schneider; Samuel J. Dwyer III; Roger H. Schneider; Roger H. Schneider; Samuel J. Dwyer III, Editor(s)

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