25 May 1989 Centralized vs. Distributed PACS for Intensive Care Units
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One clinical environment which can immediately benefit from the implementation of a radiologic PACS is the intensive care unit (ICU). Our previous study has demonstrated the feasibility and timeliness of routine image transmission to an ICU. In anticipation of future expansion of this service, we have investigated two different models for a hospital-wide ICU PACS. These models included a centralized and a distributed processing PACS configuration. Their comparison indicated that although the distributed model offers some major advantages over the centralized model, the latter may hold a rightful place in the inter-departmental service, especially if the cost issue is a critical factor.
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Paul S. Cho, Paul S. Cho, H. K. Huang, H. K. Huang, Jan Tillisch, Jan Tillisch, } "Centralized vs. Distributed PACS for Intensive Care Units", Proc. SPIE 1093, Medical Imaging III: PACS System Design and Evaluation, (25 May 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.953352; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.953352

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