[LINK] Power failure lasting 36 hours cripples hospital care

Glen Turner gdt at gdt.id.au
Wed May 6 11:07:13 AEST 2009

Jan Whitaker wrote:
> Scenario in 10 years or so when all the hard copy docs and nurses are 
> out of the system:
> Gen X doctor: what's film?

By then the cost of CCD-based X-ray systems will have fallen
to under that of film-based systems. So there won't be any
analogue alternative. Let's hope the digital systems use
open standards, so when all else fails the movie can be
written to a USB stick and viewed on a typical computer.

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