30 June 1993 Early evaluation of MDIS workstations at Madigan Army Medical Center
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Abstract
The image viewing workstation is an all-important link in the PACS (Picture Archiving and Communications System) chain since it represents the interface between the system and the user. For PACS to function, the working environment and transfer of information to the user must be the same or better than the traditional film-based system. The important characteristics of a workstation from a clinical standpoint are acceptable image quality, rapid response time, a friendly user interface, and a well-integrated, highly-reliable, fault-tolerant system which provides the user ample functions to complete his tasks successfully. Since early 1992, the MDIS (Medical Diagnostic Imaging Support) system's diagnostic and clinical workstations have been installed at Madigan Army Medical Center. Various functionalities and performance characteristics of the MDIS workstations such as image display, response time, database, and ergonomics will be presented. User comments and early experience with the workstations as well as new functionality recommended for the future will be discussed.
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Robert G. Leckie, Fred Goeringer, Donald V. Smith, Gregory N. Bender, Hyung-Sik Choi, David R. Haynor, and Yongmin Kim "Early evaluation of MDIS workstations at Madigan Army Medical Center", Proc. SPIE 1897, Medical Imaging 1993: Image Capture, Formatting, and Display, (30 June 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.146983; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.146983
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