15 May 1994 Development and evaluation of PACS system simulator
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It is necessary to estimate system performance to ensure cost-effective system design. In addition, discrepancies between estimated performance and system performance must be established as a guidelines for the use of the simulator in advanced. We have developed and evaluated a PACS system simulator, `UNSUI/P'. UNSUI/P is based on discrete event simulator, `UNSUI', developed by Toshiba Research and Development Center. UNSUI/P was evaluated by simulating a number of PACS and comparing the results against actual system performance. Evaluations for a single component and for the entire system were carried out. Discrepancies between simulation results and actual system performance ranged from 30% to 50% for the response time in the first evaluation. In the second evaluation, simulation of the delay time for image transfer from a modality to a viewing workstation was performed and discrepancies in the delay time appear to be about 15% to 40%.
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Takashi Masuzawa, Takashi Masuzawa, Akihiro Miyauchi, Akihiro Miyauchi, Hiroto Kimura, Hiroto Kimura, Masakazu Osada, Masakazu Osada, "Development and evaluation of PACS system simulator", Proc. SPIE 2165, Medical Imaging 1994: PACS: Design and Evaluation, (15 May 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.174353; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.174353
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