How many is too many?

Second topic. I am going to go out on a limb here, and imagine that most of you read in a PACS environment. You know, cold and sterile? No, computers.  Lots of bright monitors, and microphones and telephones, and light pencils, and lasers, and dim lights, comfortable chairs, strong support staff, and an IT department that Apple has been trying to hire away. Right?  Huh?  You don’t?  Well, don’t feel special. Neither do I. We will visit PACS a lot, I’m thinking, but for now, I ask a simple mechanical/layout question. Do you like one monitor to read from?  Two? Three? Four? Are there any people out there who have more than four?  If so, let me know.  I’ve been wondering where all the money is going.

I am pretty simple about the whole concept.  I am a man of simple means, and a small brain.  I can only look at one image at a time. I can compare it to another image, or maybe two. I have a colleague who wants all the images for a single study up, linked, and all dancing at the same time. It makes me sick to my stomach. I’m trying to look HERE, and everything in my peripheral vision is moving. Too much to deal with. So, how do you like to read? Single monitor? More? And if you have a peripheral monitor (non-PACS), what’s on it?  Cool screensavers? The latest episode of “Breaking Bad”? 

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