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16 September 1985 Cost-Benefit Implications Of Automated Pacs For Digital Modalities
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The previously described computerized model (Cywinski & Gray) for calculating the cost of film based PACS in radiology departments has been extended to include projected costs of automated PACS. A survey of 17 diagnostic digital imaging facilities was performed. The survey results for each facility were entered into the model. The output of the model was in the form of a series of spreadsheets which illustrated cost comparisons between film and automated PACS in radiology departments. The analysis of cost comparisons indicated that presently available (M/NET) automated PACS are cost effective and actually save operating costs for the radiology facilities performing at least 10,000 diagnostic imaging procedures per year.
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Jozef K. Cywinski, Michael Gray, L.Mark Cywinski, and Lawrence Lee "Cost-Benefit Implications Of Automated Pacs For Digital Modalities", Proc. SPIE 0536, 3rd Intl Conf on Picture Archiving and Communication Systems, (16 September 1985); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.947324
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