Selection of CT scanners using Analytic Hierarchy Process and Monte Carlo simulation

Abdulrahman Shamsan, Ana'am Alzu'bi, Faisal Aqlan

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Abstract

The adoption of a new medical device among many providers is a difficult decision. The devices must meet specific requirements. Computed Tomography (CT) scanners are commonly used for clinical diagnosis in most hospitals. CT scan technology reveals information about structure and function of a body organ or even cells and tissues based on a single imaging session. Many providers for CT scan technology exist today such as GE, SIEMENS, PHILIPS, and TOSHIBA. CT scanners produced by different providers have different characteristics, prices, repair service, warranties and additional charges for extended maintenance contracts or warranty plans. These factors were not considered by most of the current researches. Furthermore, there are no studies on selecting CT scanners based on multi-criteria decision making. This research uses an Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) along with Monte Carlo simulation to select the best CT scanner for a local hospital based on hospital requirements, customer requirements, and technical issues. The results will provide the decision makers in the local hospital with useful insights into making accurate decisions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication67th Annual Conference and Expo of the Institute of Industrial Engineers 2017
PublisherInstitute of Industrial Engineers
Pages1997-2002
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9780983762461
StatePublished - 2017
Event67th Annual Conference and Expo of the Institute of Industrial Engineers 2017 - Pittsburgh, United States
Duration: May 20 2017May 23 2017

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Other67th Annual Conference and Expo of the Institute of Industrial Engineers 2017
CountryUnited States
CityPittsburgh
Period5/20/175/23/17

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Analytic hierarchy process
Tomography
Decision making
Information technology
Monte Carlo simulation
Repair
Tissue
Imaging techniques

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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Shamsan, A., Alzu'bi, A., & Aqlan, F. (2017). Selection of CT scanners using Analytic Hierarchy Process and Monte Carlo simulation. In 67th Annual Conference and Expo of the Institute of Industrial Engineers 2017 (pp. 1997-2002). Institute of Industrial Engineers.
Shamsan, Abdulrahman ; Alzu'bi, Ana'am ; Aqlan, Faisal. / Selection of CT scanners using Analytic Hierarchy Process and Monte Carlo simulation. 67th Annual Conference and Expo of the Institute of Industrial Engineers 2017. Institute of Industrial Engineers, 2017. pp. 1997-2002
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Selection of CT scanners using Analytic Hierarchy Process and Monte Carlo simulation. / Shamsan, Abdulrahman; Alzu'bi, Ana'am; Aqlan, Faisal.

67th Annual Conference and Expo of the Institute of Industrial Engineers 2017. Institute of Industrial Engineers, 2017. p. 1997-2002.

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