1 July 1991 Reliability issues in PACS
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Reliability is an increasing concern when moving PACS from the experimental laboratory to the clinical environment. Any system downtime may seriously affect patient care. The authors report on the several classes of errors encountered during the pre-clinical release of the PACS during the past several months and present the solutions implemented to handle them. The reliability issues discussed include: (1) environmental precautions, (2) database backups, (3) monitor routines of critical resources and processes, (4) hardware redundancy (networks, archives), and (5) development of a PACS quality control program.
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Ricky K. Taira, Ricky K. Taira, Kelby K. Chan, Kelby K. Chan, Brent K. Stewart, Brent K. Stewart, Wolfram S. Weinberg, Wolfram S. Weinberg, "Reliability issues in PACS", Proc. SPIE 1446, Medical Imaging V: PACS Design and Evaluation, (1 July 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.45304; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.45304


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