PICTURE ARCHIVING AND COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM
Rapid access to critical information to decrease exam-to-diagnosis time. This is especially useful in emergency and operating rooms. Elimination of film, handling and storage costs.image Images can be easily shared between reading radiologists, other physicians and medical records.
Images can be archived at secure locations using database servers manages the transfer, retrieval and storage of images and relevant information; the archive provides permanent image storage. Radiologists can access soft-copy images instantly after acquisition to expedite diagnosis and reporting at the almost any available workstation.
Web servers can be used to most cost-effectively share images with other departments, even referring physicians across town. They can access the images using the Internet or the local intranet.
Most PACSs handle images from various medical imaging instruments, including ultrasound (US), magnetic resonance (MR), positron emission tomography (PET), computed tomography (CT), endoscopy (ES), mammograms (MG), digital radiography (DR), computed radiography (CR) ophthalmology, etc.