Michael A. Cawthon

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Radiographic correlation is essential for many of the examinations performed in nuclear medicine. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of a picture archiving and communications system (PACS) on the function and efficiency of a nuclear medicine department at a tertiary care institution. We evaluated 250 consecutive noncardiac nuclear medicine(More)
Strategies for deployment of picture archiving and communications systems (PACS) in new hospitals often involve the establishment of initial PACS operations. Such a strategy is flawed in the sense that the clinical and radiological users must adapt to PACS operations, while being faced with several other new facility learning curves. This increases the(More)
I N THE LATE nineteenth century and the early twentieth century, there was a series of new inventions--electricity, the telephone, the motorcar, and the airplane. Now, as the twenty-first century dawns, we have the invention of the computer, accompanied by the emergence of telecommunication modalities. There is a common theme here. As a species, Homo(More)
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