PACS bypass: A semi-automated routing solution to enable filmless operations when PACS fails

Steve G. Langer, Chris P. Wood, Naveen S. Murthy, Todd L. French, Mike Rubin

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Abstract

In the filmless imaging department, an integrated imaging and reporting system is only as strong as its weakest link. An outage or downtime of a key segment, such as the Picture Archive Communications System (PACS), is a significant threat to efficient workflow, quality of image interpretation, ordering clinician's review, and ultimately patient care. A multidisciplinary team (including physicists, technologists, radiologists, operations, and IT) developed a backup system to provide business continuity (i.e., quality control, interpretation, reporting, and clinician access) during an extended outage of the main departmental PACS.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)466-470
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Digital Imaging
Volume25
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2012

Keywords

  • Computer hardware
  • Computer networks
  • Computers in medicine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Computer Science Applications

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