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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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The clinical benefits of PACS are the basis for strong growth 7
Trambert said there are other advantages for patients, doctors, and clinics such as Sansum that read mammograms on a full-featured PACS, including:
Hence, as this need is being addressed by the inclusion of improved cardiology-specific tools in vendor cardiology picture archiving and communication systems (PACS)/cardiology information systems (CIS) offerings, the cardiology PACS market is expected to witness continued growth.
For example, Thomas Memorial's data storage requirements have grown significantly with the PACS deployment and the adoption of a cutting-edge 64-slice CT scanner.
With data migration, historical exams from a previously installed PACS are transferred onto a newly installed PACS.
Earlier this year, KLAS recognized DR Systems as the leading PACS vendor in its PACS-Acute Care 2006 Report.
The Frost & Sullivan research examines the current and future markets for PACS professional services in Europe.
Healthcare facilities are adopting PACS as part of their initiatives to maximize efficiency in the acquisition, storage, distribution, and interpretation of diagnostic images by digitizing these functions.
Along with the scope of PACS deployment, the expectations of the healthcare community from PACS have grown significantly over the years.
Trambert is lead radiologist for PACS reengineering at Cottage Health System and the Sansum-Santa Barbara Medical Foundation Clinic, in Santa Barbara, Calif.
SAN DIEGO -- DR Systems has been recognized as the "PACS Category Leader" by KLAS, in their Top 20 Mid Year Report, topping all other PACS providers including McKesson, GE Medical Systems, Siemens, Philips, and Amicas.