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The aim of this study was to compare the degrees of implementations of full and departmental Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS), the usage of mini-PACS and to compare digital image equipment implementation rates in the countries of the European Union plus the Czech Republic, Cyprus, Malta, Norway, Poland and Switzerland. The degree to which(More)
This paper is based on 4 years of practical experience with a developmental pre- Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) picture archiving and communication system (PACS) plus analysis from the respecification study data for a DICOM/HTML PACS replacement. High-performance, but economic, workstations are required within PACS for radiologists(More)
  • K Foord
  • 1999
Conquest Hospital was a Picture Archiving and Communication Systems development site, designed to inform the specification of low cost systems and to provide information on benefits and drawbacks. The American College of Radiologists/National Electrical Manufacturers Association 2.0 protocol was used for image management. The Regional Health Authority(More)
The subjective side-effects of almost equivalent intravenous iodine doses of the three new low-osmolar contrast media, ioxaglate (Hexabrix), iopamidol (Niopam) and iohexol (Omnipaque) have been recorded and are found to be generally comparable. Urticaria occurred more frequently with ioxaglate than with the other contrast media and there was a tendency for(More)
AIM To develop, test and validate an audit database, evolved from a prior, peer-reviewed, audit tool for symptomatic multi-modality breast imaging services. MATERIALS AND METHODS The database is to cover all aspects of non-invasive breast imaging and recognize subspeciality inputs. When more than one imaging investigation is used for diagnosis, an overall(More)
We describe a case of primary antiphospholipid syndrome presenting with varied arterial abnormalities. Patients with antiphospholipid syndrome commonly present with thrombotic problems, but there is a subgroup of patients who develop aneurysms with no evidence of vasculitis. This may represent part of the spectrum of the syndrome itself rather than an(More)
Audit is recognized as an important part of the UK National Health Service Breast Screening programme. This paper describes a simple method of auditing breast imaging in symptomatic women which was applied in the South Thames (East) Region of England. No appropriate standards were available before this audit started. Standards were set at the end of the(More)
Almost equivalent, intravenous iodine doses of the three new low-osmolar contrast media, ioxaglate (Hexabrix), iopamidol (Niopam) and iohexol (Omnipaque) have been compared for image quality on the intravenous urogram. Generally good radiographic images were obtained. Iohexol gave better results for the nephrogram and pelvicalyceal distension compared with(More)
A oral mannitol purgative which is used prior to colonoscopy proved disappointing for barium enema preparation. A number of ways of improving bowel clearance with mannitol in divided dosage, preliminary oral metoclopramide and a clear fluid diet have been assessed. Divided dosage and a clear fluid diet were both beneficial, whereas oral metoclopramide was(More)