Michael Z. Zhou

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PACS is widely used in hospitals and is considered a mission critical system for around-the-clock daily clinical operation. Scheduled or unscheduled downtime of the main PACS archive storage or server could potentially cripple the entire PACS operation. This is especially the case in a filmless hospital environment. Therefore, in a downtime event, it is(More)
Grid Computing represents the latest and most exciting technology to evolve from the familiar realm of parallel, peer-to-peer and client-server models. However, there has been limited investigation into the impact of this emerging technology in medical imaging and informatics. In particular, PACS technology, an established clinical image repository system,(More)
The effect of selenium (Se) in reducing the toxicity of cisplatin in cancer patients was studied. Forty-one patients were randomized into group A (20 patients with Se administration in first cycle of chemotherapy as study cases and without Se in second cycle of chemotherapy as control) and group B (21 patients without Se in first cycle of chemotherapy and(More)
The operational reliability of the picture archiving and communication system (PACS) server in a filmless hospital environment is always a major concern because server failure could cripple the entire PACS operation. A simple, low-cost, continuous-availability (CA) PACS archive server was designed and developed. The server makes use of a triple modular(More)
Internet-2 is an advanced computer network, which has been widely used for medical imaging applications such as teleradiology and teleconsultation, since Internet-2 can fulfill the requirements for high-speed data transmission and short turn-around time with low operation cost once installed. However, such high performance of Internet-2 may not be retained(More)
The operational reliability of the picture archiving and communication system (PACS) server in a filmless hospital environment is always a major concern because server failure could cripple the entire PACS operation. A simple, low-cost, continuous-availability (CA) PACS archive server was designed and developed. The server makes use of a triple modular(More)
The relationship between the thyroid functional test in 107 malignant tumour patients' sera with Deficiency-Excessiveness Syndromes in TCM, was studied. The results revealed that there were significant differences between the FT3, FT4 in tumour and control groups (P < 0.01) as well as between the rT3, FT3/rT3 in each type of tumour and control groups (P <(More)
This article probed into the internal relations and significance between differentiation of syndrome of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and trace elements--copper and zinc in lung cancer patients. The serum copper and zinc of 95 patients with lung cancer and 82 healthy persons were measured. According to differentiation of syndrome of TCM types of 95(More)
The relationship between the Syndrome differentiation and typing of TCM and the level of serum Se in the patients with the primary lung cancer was studied. The results revealed that the changed level of serum Se reflected the wax and wane of the pathogenic factors and body resistance in the patients with lung cancer. The level of serum Se gradually(More)