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Software, Workstation Management

Definition : Software designed to operate a workstation, control/monitor a limited number of their functions, and/or process data and images obtained during a particular procedure. This software usually interacts with devices used in the procedure, such as recorders, measuring instruments, and monitors. It may also perform a variety of algorithms to facilitate the operation and analysis of the measurements performed during the procedure. Workstation management software is intended to work only with one or a few models of workstations and related devices, usually supplied by the same manufacturer. This facilitates the processing and/or sending of data from the workstation to and from picture archiving and communication systems (PACS) and/or other hospital information systems. The software is not usually available separate from the workstation but may be updated (i.e., through the release of modified versions) during the life of the equipment. Dedicated workstation management software intended for specific procedures such as cardiac catheterization, radiotherapy, hemodialysis, and radiotherapy planning and treatment is available.

Entry Terms : "Workstation Management Software"

UMDC code : 26818

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