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The Effect of Wireless LAN-Based PACS Device for Portable Imaging Modalities

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Authors
Lee, Hak Jong; Lee, Kyoung Ho; Hwang, Sung Il; Kim, Hyun-Chul; Kim, Tae Gee; Ha, Kyoo-Seob; Seo, Eun Hee
Issue Date
2010-04
Publisher
SPRINGER
Citation
JOURNAL OF DIGITAL IMAGING; Vol.23 2; 185-191
Keywords
Wireless LANportable modalitiesproductivityworkflow
Abstract
The aim of this study was to develop wireless Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS) device and to analyze its effect on image transfer from portable imaging modalities to the main PACS server. Using a laptop computer equipped with wireless local area network (LAN), the authors developed a wireless PACS device with DICOM modality worklist and DICOM storage server modules. This laptop computer could be easily fixed to portable imaging modalities such as ultrasound machines. From May to August 2007, 112 portable examinations were evaluated. Of these, 62 were done with wireless LAN-based PACS device, and 50 were done without wireless PACS device. To evaluate the impact of the wireless LAN-based PACS device on productivity and workflow, we analyzed the mean time delay and standard deviations (SD) both in cases where wireless LAN-based PACS device was used and in cases where it was not used. Statistical analysis was performed using a t test. The mean time interval from image acquisition to storage in the main PACS when the wireless LAN-based PACS device was used was 342.4 s (5 min and 42.4 s, SD = 509.2 s). When the wireless PACS was not used, the mean time interval was 2,305.5 s (38 min and 25.5 s, SD = 1,371.8 s). The mean time interval was statistically different between the two groups (t test, p < 0.001). The wireless LAN-based PACS device could help in reducing the storage intervals of images obtained by portable machines and in promoting effective and rapid treatment of patients who have undergone portable imaging examinations.
ISSN
0897-1889
Language
English
URI
http://hdl.handle.net/10371/78403
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10278-008-9174-4
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