Outsourced central archiving - an information bridge in a multi-IMAC environment

S. Gustavsson, Ulf Tylen, G. Carlsson, J. E. Angelhed, M. Wintell, R. Helmersson, C. Norrby

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Abstract

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 in this paper.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
EditorsE.L. Siegel, H.K. Huang
Pages138-147
Number of pages10
Volume4323
DOIs
StatePublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes
EventMedical Imaging 2001- PACS and integrated Medical Information Systems: Design and Evaluation - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Feb 20 2001Feb 22 2001

Other

OtherMedical Imaging 2001- PACS and integrated Medical Information Systems: Design and Evaluation
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period2/20/012/22/01

Keywords

  • Archive
  • Digital
  • External
  • IMAC
  • Image
  • Long-term
  • M igration
  • Outsourcing
  • PACS
  • Support

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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    Gustavsson, S., Tylen, U., Carlsson, G., Angelhed, J. E., Wintell, M., Helmersson, R., & Norrby, C. (2001). Outsourced central archiving - an information bridge in a multi-IMAC environment. In E. L. Siegel, & H. K. Huang (Eds.), Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 4323, pp. 138-147) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.435468