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1 July 1991 Performance characteristics of the Mayo/IBM PACS
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The Mayo Clinic and IBM (at Rochester, Minnesota) have jointly developed a picture archiving system for use with Mayo's MRI and Neuro CT imaging modalities. The communications backbone of the PACS is a portion of the Mayo institutional network: a series of 4-Mbps token rings interconnected by bridges and fiber optic extensions. The performance characteristics of this system are important to understand because they affect the response time a PACS user can expect, and the response time for non-PACS users competing for resources on the institutional network. The performance characteristics of each component and the average load levels of the network were measured for various load distributions. These data were used to quantify the response characteristics of the existing system and to tune a model developed by North Dakota State University Department of Computer Science for predicting response times of more complex topologies.
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Kenneth R. Persons, Dale G. Gehring, Mark J. Pavicic, and Yingjai Ding "Performance characteristics of the Mayo/IBM PACS", Proc. SPIE 1446, Medical Imaging V: PACS Design and Evaluation, (1 July 1991);


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