PACS

The picture archiving and communication system (PACS) channel features the latest news, videos and other content on this key information technology product category that serves as the backbone of radiology and medical image sharing. A PACS acts as a computer network for digitized radiological images and reports. Recent trends in PACS has moved away from standalone systems to enterprise imaging systems that integrate not only radiology, but all departments that generate imaging and image related reports so they can be centralized in one location and integrated into the over-arching electronic medical record (EMR). Related technologies include remote image viewing systems that allow images and reports to be accessed anywhere with a web connection, advanced visualization to reformat and perform measurement quantifications, and archive storage, which in recent years has focused on the use of remote cloud-based vendor neutral archives due to the vast amount of data storage required. Artificial intelligence (AI) is also being incorporated within all areas of PACS to increase efficiency.

Plan to attend RSNA21 at McCormick Place Chicago, Nov. 28 – Dec. 2, 2021

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News | RSNA | September 13, 2021
September 13, 2021 — The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) today announced highlights of the Technical...
A lone vendor booth in a sea of open space in a corner of the expo floor at HIMSS 2021 this week. A large number of vendors decided to pull out of exhibiting at HIMSS in recent weeks because the host city of Las Vegas saw a major surge of COVID cases over July, reaching a 20.2% positivity rate on the day HIMSS began.

A lone vendor booth in a sea of open space in a corner of the expo floor at HIMSS 2021 this week. A large number of vendors decided to pull out of exhibiting at HIMSS in recent weeks because the host city of Las Vegas saw a major surge of COVID cases over July, reaching a 20.2% positivity rate on the day HIMSS began.  Photo by Dave Fornell

Blog | HIMSS | September 08, 2021 | By Dave Fornell, Editor
The in-person 2021 Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) meeting planned for Aug. 9-13 appeared to...
Insignia Medical Systems, a leading UK-based enterprise imaging provider, announced it has been acquired by Intelerad Medical Systems, a global leader in medical image management solutions. The deal signals an important step in expanding next-generation imaging solutions and resources to help modernise hospital trusts across the UK. 

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News | Radiology Business | September 08, 2021
September 8, 2021 — Insignia Medical Systems, a leading UK-based enterprise imaging provider, announced it has been...
Videos | Enterprise Imaging | September 03, 2021
ITN Editor Dave Fornell collected numerous examples of how PACS and enterprise imaging vendors are improving the speed...
Canon's Vitrea PACS enterprise imaging system was one of several systems demonstrated at HIMSS 2021 that had easily modified hanging protocols. This included ease of use to customize what each radiologists prefers, including slice thickness. #HIMSS #HIMSS21

Canon's Vitrea PACS enterprise imaging system was one of several systems demonstrated at HIMSS 2021 that had easily modified hanging protocols. This included ease of use to customize what each radiologists prefers, including slice thickness. Photo by Dave Fornell

Feature | Enterprise Imaging | September 02, 2021
Taking advantage of new technology advances, several radiology PACS, enterprise imaging and cardiovascular information...
Videos | Information Technology | August 30, 2021
David Danhauer, M.D., FAAP, FHIMSS, chief medical information officer, Owensboro Health, Owensboro, Ky., explains the...
Videos | Enterprise Imaging | August 27, 2021
Alex Towbin, M.D., Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center CMIO, Radiology Department associate chief of clinical...
Photos from the HIMSS 2021 conference including new technologies in PACS and CVIS
Feature | HIMSS | August 19, 2021
The annual Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) 2021 meeting is the largest health information...
#coronavirus #COVID19 #pandemic #RSNA21 will require all attendees and exhibitors to show proof of #vaccination and wear a #mask

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News | RSNA | August 12, 2021
August 12, 2021 — RSNA 2021 will require proof of COVID-19 vaccination from all in-person attendees and exhibitors at...
GE Healthcare introduced Edison True PACS, a diagnostic imaging and workflow solution designed to help enable radiologists – who are experiencing high rates of staff burnout and retirements – to be more efficient and precise, while keeping capital and IT resources under control. Currently, it is available in the U.S., with rollout expected in some other regions starting in 2022
News | PACS | August 09, 2021
August 9, 2021 — An acute shortage of radiologists and growing demand for imaging scans has put radiology departments...
#HIMSS21 #PACS #VNA #mammography FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc. will showcase Synapse 7x, the company’s next-generation PACS image visualization platform, which unites radiology, mammography, cardiology and enterprise imaging through a single, zero-footprint PACS viewer
News | PACS | August 05, 2021
August 5, 2021 —  FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc. will showcase Synapse 7x, the company’s next-generation PACS...
#HIMSS21 #PACS Change Healthcare introduced Change Healthcare Stratus Imaging PACS, a new, comprehensive cloud software as a service (SaaS) solution for radiology practices, now in beta testing with plans to extend to hospitals in the future. Stratus Imaging PACS is the latest solution to be introduced by Change Healthcare’s rapidly growing cloud imaging business, which includes image archiving, analytics, universal viewers, and sharing solutions
News | PACS | August 05, 2021
August 5, 2021 — Change Healthcare introduced Change Healthcare Stratus Imaging PACS, a new, comprehensive cloud...
PACS/RIS developer PaxeraHealth will launch its newest product, #PaxexaUltima 8th Generation, an artificial intelligence (#AI)-based #imaging platform at #HIMSS21 in #LasVegas.
News | PACS | August 04, 2021
August 4, 2021 — PACS/RIS developer PaxeraHealth will launch its newest product, PaxexaUltima 8th Generation, an...
Exo will commercialize an affordable handheld ultrasound device and workflow platform for a new era of medical care
News | Ultrasound Imaging | July 29, 2021
July 29, 2021 —  Exo (pronounced “echo”), a pioneering health information and devices company, closed a $220 million...
Intelerad Medical Systems, a global leader in medical image management, today announced a new contract with LifeBridge Health to provide cloud-based medical imaging managed services
News | PACS | July 23, 2021
July 23, 2021 — Intelerad Medical Systems, a global leader in medical image management, today announced a new contract...
Registration is now open for the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 107th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting, the world’s largest annual radiology forum, to be held at McCormick Place Chicago, Nov. 28 – Dec. 2, 2021

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News | RSNA | July 21, 2021
July 21, 2021 — Registration is now open for the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 107th Scientific Assembly...
Third acquisition in six months strengthens Intelerad’s position in medical image management and increases viewing capabilities and ROI for customers 
News | PACS | July 08, 2021
July 8, 2021 — Intelerad Medical Systems, a global leader in medical image management solutions, announced its...
Identify key downstream beneficiaries of imaging AI and its potential impact on their clinical practice and outcomes
Sponsored Content | Webinar | Artificial Intelligence | July 08, 2021
Imaging AI has come a long way in just a few years. More than 30% of radiologists have adopted AI, citing improved...
The demands on radiologists have become more complex which has led to the need to have greater control over how technology supports the goals and objectives of the organization

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Feature | Information Technology | July 06, 2021 | By Jef Williams
I have had the privilege of watching our industry grow and evolve over the past 20 years. My introduction to the...
Picture archiving communication systems, or PACS, have been the foundation of medical imaging for healthcare organizations. Introduced in the 1980s, organizations have used PACS to store and call up images for reading for departments such as cardiology, radiology and more

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Sponsored Content | Case Study | PACS | July 06, 2021
As healthcare providers aim to deliver high-quality, coordinated care and improve patient outcomes they must find ways...