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3 August 1984 The Commercial Challenges Of Pacs
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The increasing use of digital imaging techniques create a need for improved methods of digital processing, communication and archiving. However, the commercial opportunity is dependent on the resolution of a number of issues. These issues include proof that digital processes are more cost effective than present techniques, implementation of information system support in the imaging activity, implementation of industry standards, conversion of analog images to digital formats, definition of clinical needs, the implications of the purchase decision and technology requirements. In spite of these obstacles, a market is emerging, served by new and existing companies, that may become a $500 million market (U.S.) by 1990 for equipment and supplies.
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John A. Vanden Brink "The Commercial Challenges Of Pacs", Proc. SPIE 0515, Medical Images and Icons, (3 August 1984);

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