7 August 2001 Outsourced central archiving: an information bridge in a multi-IMAC environment
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In 1998 three hospitals merged to form the Sahlgrenska University Hospital. The total radiology production became 325 000 examinations per year. Two different PACS and RIS with different and incompatible archiving solutions were used since 1996. One PACS had commercial origin and the other was developed inhouse. Together they managed 1/3 of the total production. Due to differences in standard compliance and system architecture the communication was unsatisfactory. In order to improve efficiency, communication and the service level to our customers the situation was evaluated. It was decided to build a transparent virtual radiology department based on a modular approach. A common RIS and a central DICOM image archive as the central nodes in a star configured system were chosen. Web technique was chosen as the solution for distribution of images and reports. The reasons for the decisions as well as the present status of the installation are described and discussed is this paper.
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Staffan Gustavsson, Staffan Gustavsson, Ulf Tylen, Ulf Tylen, Goeran Carlsson, Goeran Carlsson, Jan-Erik Angelhed, Jan-Erik Angelhed, Mikael Wintell, Mikael Wintell, Roger Helmersson, Roger Helmersson, Clas Norrby, Clas Norrby, } "Outsourced central archiving: an information bridge in a multi-IMAC environment", Proc. SPIE 4323, Medical Imaging 2001: PACS and Integrated Medical Information Systems: Design and Evaluation, (7 August 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.435468; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.435468
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