PACS for radiology conferences--improvement of application software

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The introduction of PACS in a radiology department means that most functions that are available in the film-based system must be included. One important function is the radiology conference. The handling and application programs of digital workstations are normally not developed for demonstrations of many images in a limited time. This paper describes a workstation with specially designed software for radiology conferences. The application is separated in preparation and presentation of the cases to be demonstrated. Very fast image handling is achieved during the conference because the function is based on the principle of prefetching of the selected images. The images are presented on a large screen with high resolution. The experiences of digital radiology conferences are good. However, reference films from previous examinations create extra work because they have to be shown on the conventional lightbox.


  • Gudmund Svahn
  • Stig Holtås
  • Elna-Marie Larsson
  • Ewert Bengtsson
  • Anders Ehn
Research areas and keywords

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  • Radiology, Nuclear Medicine and Medical Imaging


  • Radiology, Workstations, Conferences, PACS
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)81-84
JournalComputer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 1994
Publication categoryResearch