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25 May 1989 The "Old Study" And The Correlative Study: Implications For PACS
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For PACS to be clinically acceptable and cost-effective, it must be able to perform the electronic equivalent of all the functions currently performed by the filerooms of conventional radiology departments. This performance must be at an equal or superior level to that of the conventional fileroom if PACS is to be welcomed in the clinical environment. It follows, then, that it is important to analyze each of those functions in detail. This paper set out to examine one of those, the retrieval of the appropriate prior studies needed for comparison with a new imaging study with the goal of answering two questions: (1)what are the quantitative implications of this function for image traffic and archiving in PACS? (2)do simple algorithms exist that would, in the large majority of cases, duplicate (or improve on) the actions of a conventional fileroom?
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David R. Haynor and Allan O. Saarinen "The "Old Study" And The Correlative Study: Implications For PACS", Proc. SPIE 1093, Medical Imaging III: PACS System Design and Evaluation, (25 May 1989); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.953311
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