PACS (picture archiving and communication systems) are computers that acquire store, retrieve, and distribute images. PACS has been developed to increase image reliability and decrease physical storage of films.
This system allows for nearly filmless process due to all images being transported through a computer system and viewed digitally. PACS handle various medical imaging instruments including ultrasound, MRI, CT, PET, endoscopy, mammograms, and more.
PACS is a benefit not only to patients but to radiologist as well. Digital imaging allows for a faster delivery of images, increased quality, the ability to manipulate an image, and the ability to collaborate with other radiologist because of numerous viewing terminals.
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