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Journal of Digital Imaging

, Volume 17, Issue 1, pp 5–17 | Cite as

Personal Digital Assistants

  • Richard H. Wiggins IIIEmail author
Article

Abstract

Personal digital assistant sales are growing exponentially, and as medical technology advances the amount of information available becomes staggering, making a handheld device, with the ability to store a great amount of information, progressively more valuable to health care providers. Mobile computing allows for a great deal of knowledge in a small package, creating a “walking library” with a mobile collection of data always accessible. There are many diverse types of PDAs, and this article discusses the history of PDAs, general purchasing issues, general PDA features, and the most significant differences between the Palm and the Windows CE operating systems.

Keywords

Personal digital assistant PDA handheld computers wireless networks 

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© SCAR (Society for Computer Applications in Radiology) 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Radiology, Division of Neuroradiology1A71 University Hospital, 50 North Medical Drive, Salt Lake City, Utah 84132-1140USA

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