20 January 1993 Health care using high-bandwidth communication to overcome distance and time barriers for the Department of Defense
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Image management and communications (IMAC) network, also known as picture archiving and communication system (PACS) consists of (1) digital image acquisition, (2) image review station (3) image storage device(s), image reading workstation, and (4) communication capability. When these subsystems are integrated over a high speed communication technology, possibilities are numerous in improving the timeliness and quality of diagnostic services within a hospital or at remote clinical sites. Teleradiology system uses basically the same hardware configuration together with a long distance communication capability. Functional characteristics of components are highlighted. Many medical imaging systems are already in digital form. These digital images constitute approximately 30% of the total volume of images produced in a radiology department. The remaining 70% of images include conventional x-ray films of the chest, skeleton, abdomen, and GI tract. Unless one develops a method of handling these conventional film images, global improvement in productivity in image management and radiology service throughout a hospital cannot be achieved. Currently, there are two method of producing digital information representing these conventional analog images for IMAC: film digitizers that scan the conventional films, and computed radiography (CR) that captures x-ray images using storage phosphor plate that is subsequently scanned by a laser beam.
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Seong Ki Mun, Seong Ki Mun, Matthew T. Freedman, Matthew T. Freedman, Anthony Gelish, Anthony Gelish, Robert E. de Treville, Robert E. de Treville, Monet R. Sheehy, Monet R. Sheehy, Mark Hansen, Mark Hansen, Mac Hill, Mac Hill, Elisabeth Zacharia, Elisabeth Zacharia, Michael J. Sullivan, Michael J. Sullivan, C. Wayne Sebera, C. Wayne Sebera, } "Health care using high-bandwidth communication to overcome distance and time barriers for the Department of Defense", Proc. SPIE 1785, Enabling Technologies for High-Bandwidth Applications, (20 January 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.139275; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.139275


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