18 May 2000 Methodology for designing and implementing a class for service for the transmission of medical images over a common network
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Traditionally, to guarantee the network performance of medical image data transmission, imaging traffic was isolated on a separate network. Organizations are depending on a new generation of multi-purpose networks to transport both normal information and image traffic as they expand access to images throughout the enterprise. These organi want to leverage their existing infrastructure for imaging traffic, but are not willing to accept degradations in overall network performance. To guarantee 'on demand' network performance for image transmissions anywhere at any time, networks need to be designed with the ability to 'carve out' bandwidth for specific applications and to minimize the chances of network failures. This paper will present the methodology Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center (CHMC) used to enhance the physical and logical network design of the existing hospital network to guarantee a class of service for imaging traffic. PACS network designs should utilize the existing enterprise local area network i.e. (LAN) infrastructure where appropriate. Logical separation or segmentation provides the application independence from other clinical and administrative applications as required, ensuring bandwidth and service availability.
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David A. Dimond, David A. Dimond, Robert Burgess, Robert Burgess, Nolan Barrios, Nolan Barrios, Neil D. Johnson, Neil D. Johnson, } "Methodology for designing and implementing a class for service for the transmission of medical images over a common network", Proc. SPIE 3980, Medical Imaging 2000: PACS Design and Evaluation: Engineering and Clinical Issues, (18 May 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.386430; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.386430


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