Summary

Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) is the standard for the transmission and storing of digital medical images. This method allows physicians to store, exchange and transmit medical images from devices such as scanners to printers and computers, allowing for the integration of medical imaging equipment with other devices.

All relevant systems are increasingly becoming connected to Picture Archiving and Communications Systems (PACS), Radiology Information Systems (RIS), Hospital Information Systems (HIS), as well as to the hospital intranet and wider Internet. A physical infrastructure which is unable to support these applications can result in unexpected downtime and non-compliance.

The following white paper will help to properly size the physical infrastructure when medical imaging and diagnostic equipment will be used, with a focus on power and cooling systems.

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