PACS


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PACS

Acronym for picture archive and communication system, a computer network for digitized radiologic images and reports.

PACS

abbreviation for picture archiving and communications system, a network of computers used by radiology departments that replaces film with electronically stored and displayed digital images. It provides archives for storage of multimodality images, integrates images with patient database information, facilitates laser printing of images, and displays both images and patient information at work stations throughout the network. It also allows viewing of images in remote locations.

PACS

Picture Archiving and Communication Systems. A system based on the universal (Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine) standard, which uses a server to store and allow facile access to high-quality radiologic images, including conventional films, CT, MRI, PET scans and other medical images over a network.

PACS components:
• Imaging modality—e.g., X-ray, CT, MRI etc.;
• Secure network for transmitting patient information;
• Workstations for interpreting and reviewing images;
• Archives for the storing and retrieving images and reports.

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PACS

Computers or networks dedicated to the storage, retrieval, distribution, and presentation of images.
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