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1 August 1990 Database requirements for PACS
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PACS offers new capabilities, but presents some new limitations as well. We reviewed radiology practice at four medical centers. For interpretation of new images, most radiologists felt that the most recent examination for comparison would suffice, except for chest radiographs, for which three prior exams were frequently needed. All of the centers used alternators to review images, with from 5-14 separate reading areas. PACS capabilities should include organization and delivery of cases for interpretation and consultation to the appropriate area, pnoritization of cases, and rapid availability of inpatient and clinic patient data.
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Marcus W. Hedgcock M.D., Tod S. Levitt, Walter B. Karshat, and Suzy Smith "Database requirements for PACS", Proc. SPIE 1234, Medical Imaging IV: PACS Systems Design and Evaluation, (1 August 1990);

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