Tracking PACS usage with open source tools

Todd L. French, Steve G. Langer

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A typical choice faced by Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS) administrators is deciding how many PACS workstations are needed and where they should be sited. Oftentimes, the social consequences of having too few are severe enough to encourage oversupply and underutilization. This is costly, at best in terms of hardware and electricity, and at worst (depending on the PACS licensing and support model) in capital costs and maintenance fees. The PACS administrator needs tools to asses accurately the use to which her fleet is being subjected, and thus make informed choices before buying more workstations. Lacking a vended solution for this challenge, we developed our own.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)719-723
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Digital Imaging
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 2011


  • Clinical use determination
  • Computer systems
  • Cost savings
  • Data mining

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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