Three Tiered Network Architecture for PACS Clusters

  • Brent K. Stewart
Conference paper
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 74)


A three tiered network architecture is used at UCLA for our PACS project. Ethernet is used for connection to radiological imaging devices and as a global backup. FDDI is used to connect related computers in what is termed a PACS “cluster.” UltraNet is used as a high-speed backbone to connect the PACS clusters and the various image display stations within them.


Ethernet FDDI Fiber Optics Network Architecture Network Topology UltraNet 


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Brent K. Stewart
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  1. 1.Medical Imaging Division, Dept of Radiological SciencesUCLA School of MedicineLos AngelesUSA

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