PACS workflow analysis and optimization using a modeling and simulation methodology

Brent K. Stewart, Steve G. Langer

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A methodology was developed for the analysis of imaging network workflow. The method was applied to the ultrasound component of the PACS at the University of Washington. It was determined from the simulation throughput and utilization results for the ultrasound PACS that the network required reconfiguration of the shared and switched ports as well as reallocation of life transfer pathways. The results lead to the conclusion that the methodology is not only highly automated, but reduces the time to insight.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)299-306
Number of pages8
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - Dec 1 1999
EventProceedings of the 1999 Medical Imaging - PACS Design and Evaluation Engineering and Clinical Issues - San Diego, CA, USA
Duration: Jan 23 1999Jan 25 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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