A Preliminary Investigation on Co-Simulation-Emulation Environment for Study Healthcare Network

H.S. Ong and P.K. Chow (Malaysia)


PACS, network simulation, network emulation, hospital network.


The implementation of digital radiology in modern hospital poses great challenge to network designers. They have to come up with a communication infrastructure in the healthcare environment that could handle heavy bursty traffic with high volume of digital image files transfer. Currently, the design of a hospital network with digital radiology is mainly based on enterprise network design. A repeated what-if experimentation of the network design before implementation is worthwhile to avoid costly after implementation correction. This paper presents a preliminary study on the notion of co simulation-emulation of digital radiology experimentation in a hybrid testbed of simulation, emulation and live network solution. The behaviour of a healthcare network was studied and the feasibility such system is reported.

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