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.

Konica Minolta Business Solutions, U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) announced its status as a Google Cloud Premier Partner.
News | Archive Cloud Storage | January 14, 2020
January 14, 2020 — ...
The cloud-based network, developed by Nuance Communications, enables electronic image and report sharing
Sponsored Content | Blog | PACS | January 12, 2020
    Talking about the benefits of quick, reliable image sharing among hospitals was how...
The latest version of the universal viewer shown by GE Healthcare at RSNA 2019 incorporates artificial intelligence

The latest version of the universal viewer shown by GE Healthcare at RSNA 2019 incorporates artificial intelligence. Image courtesy of GE Healthcare

Sponsored Content | Blog | Artificial Intelligence | January 12, 2020
After languishing for years,...
News | Remote Viewing Systems | December 27, 2019
December 27, 2019 — The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) and Carequality have developed the Imaging Data...
Blackford, the centralized medical imaging platform, today announced that it had signed a multi-year agreement with IBM to integrate the Blackford Registration into IBM’s AI-ready workflow platform, Merge PACS
News | PACS | November 25, 2019
November 25, 2019 — Blackford, the centralized medical...
Infinitt PACS 7.0 is a faster, more powerful viewer that was built from the ground up to support AI for image analysis and for operational/ workflow improvements in radiology
News | PACS | November 19, 2019
November 19, 2019 — Infinitt North America will be highlighting a next generation,...
RamSoft has been a proponent of the cloud since over a decade; the reason – patient data protection
News | Information Technology | November 18, 2019
November 18, 2019 — A recent report by security firm Emsisoft stated that at...
 Carestream Focus 35C Detector

Image courtesy of Carestream

News | Digital Radiography (DR) | November 06, 2019
November 6, 2019 — Carestream’s new Focus 35C Detector with Image Suite...
Sectra
News | Artificial Intelligence | November 01, 2019
November 1, 2019 — At RSNA 2019, Sectra will showcase its...
 Emergent Connect pneumothorax image

The partnership will bring the power of AI to Emergent Connect's growing customer base, leaving zero-footprint on the client side and eliminating the need for on premise installation and local workstation configurations. 

News | Artificial Intelligence | October 31, 2019
October 31, 2019 — Zebra Medical Vision, a deep learning medical imaging...
Feature | Artificial Intelligence | October 30, 2019 | By Jeff Zagoudis
For the last several years, artificial intelligence...
WEBINAR: Using Data Driven Healthcare to Drive Transformative Change with Philips Healthcare.
Webinar | Information Technology | October 24, 2019
Today, health systems are continuously striving to improve performance, utilization, and workflow in order to drive...
The webinar Avoid the Pitfalls – How to Make Sense of Security and Compliance in the Enterprise Imaging Landscape is sponsored by Change Healthcare.
Webinar | Cybersecurity | October 24, 2019
The webinar "Avoid the Pitfalls – How to Make Sense of Security and Compliance in the Enterprise Imaging Landscape"...
Intelerad Expands Cloud-based Managed Services Offering Worldwide
News | PACS | October 23, 2019
October 23, 2019 – Intelerad Medical Systems announced the worldwide expansion of its Nuage...
Dicom Systems Receives U.S. Patent for Medical Data Integration Engine
News | Enterprise Imaging | October 22, 2019
October 22, 2019 — Dicom Systems announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued U.S. Patent 10,...
Laurel Bridge Software Celebrates 20th Anniversary
News | Enterprise Imaging | October 21, 2019
October 21, 2019 — Laurel Bridge Software recently celebrated its 20th anniversary of helping healthcare providers and...
Surgical Institute of Reading Chooses RamSoft's PowerServer Lite PACS
News | PACS | October 18, 2019
October 18, 2019 — Surgical Institute of Reading recently selected RamSoft’s PowerServer Lite...
While electronic medical record systems have helped consolidate most patient data into one location, medical imaging IT systems has proved to be more difficult to replicate by large EMR vendors. This has made room in the market for third-party radiology IT vendors that allow easy integration with the larger EMRs like Epic and Cerner. This image shows Agfa's enterprise imaging system, leveraging its ability to be accessed anywhere with internet connection and pull images from radiology and surgery.

While electronic medical record systems have helped consolidate most patient data into one location, medical imaging IT systems has proved to be more difficult to replicate by large EMR vendors. This has made room in the market for third-party radiology information system vendors that allow easy integration with the larger EMRs like Epic and Cerner. This image shows Agfa's enterprise imaging system, leveraging its ability to be accessed anywhere with an internet connection and able to pull in images from both radiology and surgery. 

Feature | Enterprise Imaging | October 17, 2019 | Steve Holloway
October 17, 2019 — The growing influence and uptake of electronic medical records (EMRs) in healthcare has driven...
USF Health Expands Digisonics System With Vascular Reporting
News | Cardiac PACS | October 17, 2019
October 17, 2019 — University of South Florida (USF) Health in Tampa, Fla., has enhanced their use of the Digisonics...