Accession Number : ADA019844

Title :   A Microprocessor System for Automating the Analysis of Blood and Urine Specimen Test Results.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Hayes,Gary A.

Report Date : 12 DEC 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 137

Abstract : The report defines the specimen analysis that presently exists at the Little Rock, Arkansas VA Hospital, then defines an automated digital processing system and the design process required to develop the desired system. The report discusses the hardware and software required to implement a prototype analysis system that will analyze SMA 12/60 and SMA 6/60 results concurrently, provide an output document containing up to 18 test results in a specific format, perform test result calibration via software, flag out-of-specification results, and monitor SMA unit performance. This system minimizes manual information transfer and provides the first important step towards real-time automation of a pathology laboratory.

Descriptors :   *Blood analysis, *Urine, *Medical equipment, Data processing, Theses, Computer programs, Veterans(Military personnel), Pathology, Automation, Specifications, Prototypes, Arkansas

Subject Categories : Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies
      Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE