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Table 4 Information on the study hospital, study units, study users, tasks, processes, and policies of PACS

From: A Socio-technical assessment of the success of picture archiving and communication systems: the radiology technologist’s perspective

Study hospital  
Academic, tertiary care, medical center including three campuses in southern Taiwan.
1335 beds; and more than 20,000 annual patient admissions in 2012.
Complete hospital-wide filmless operation of medical images with PACS.
Study unit  
Department of Medical Imaging. Including sections of abdominal imaging, neuroradiology, abdominal imaging, interventional radiology, thoracic and breast imaging, and nuclear medicine.
Totally 43 radiologists and 138 RTs.
The modalities that are provided for imaging diagnosis include traditional X-ray, computed tomography (CT) scan, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), ultrasound, fluoroscopy, angiography, and gamma camera for nuclear medicine imaging.
Study users of PACS  
138 registered RTs who operate the aforementioned imaging modalities.
The tasks and process of study users when operate PACS: Login the patient’s information into imaging modality, choose optimal imaging parameter, generate images, post-processing and quality control of the images, upload images to PACS, and recheck the images and associated information in PACS.
The policies of PACS: The PACS is implemented by INFINITT® with partnership strategy eight years ago and is upgraded to web-based version for three years.
The patient’s data of the PACS are supplied by a home-made HIS.