12 June 1986 A Distributed Image Processing Architecture Based On A High-Speed Local Area Network
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Proceedings Volume 0626, Application of Optical Instrumentation in Medicine XIV and Picture Archiving and Communication Systems; (1986) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.975451
Event: Application of Optical Instrumentation in Medicine XIV and Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS IV) for Medical Applications, 1986, Newport Beach, CA, United States
Abstract
This paper seeks to describe work in progress towards the development of a very-high-speed (80 - 200 Mbits/sec) Local Area Network (LAN) for the support of a distributed image processing system. The current practice in most medical, scientific and industrial image acquisition and processing equipment is to use complete, stand-alone image processors dedicated to a particular application. Such a system is not very expandable or flexible and is not cost-effective. A better approach would be to put together a distributed system from individual subsystems (digitizers, preprocessors, array processors, disks, high-resolution displays, etc.) and to link them all together with a high-capacity LAN, capable of the transfer of complete images at near-real-time rates. This would result in a flexible system, reconfigurable and upgradable by simply adding more powerful devices to the existing installation, and also ensure a standard, unified interface between different components. Some possible architectures for the network are discussed. Other factors affecting the design are also considered, based on typical medical imaging systems and needs. A parallel is drawn between the proposed system and the Digital Imaging Network for the Picture Archiving and Communications System (DIN/PACS) currently under development.
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Thomas Alexander, James B. Fahy, Yongmin Kim, "A Distributed Image Processing Architecture Based On A High-Speed Local Area Network", Proc. SPIE 0626, Application of Optical Instrumentation in Medicine XIV and Picture Archiving and Communication Systems, (12 June 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.975451; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.975451
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