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Acronym for picture archive and communication system, a computer network for digitized radiologic images and reports.
PACSPicture 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.
• 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.
picture archiving and communication system,
Computers or networks dedicated to the storage, retrieval, distribution, and presentation of images.