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.

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...
Intelerad's nuage Patient Portal

Intelerad's nuage Patient Portal. Image courtesy of Intelerad.

News | Enterprise Imaging | October 17, 2019
October 17, 2019 — Intelerad Medical Systems announced that OneWelbeck, a London operator of specialist facilities for...
Image courtesy of Bethesda Health

Image courtesy of Bethesda Health

Feature | Radiology Business | October 17, 2019 | By Susan DeCathelineau
Few professions have experienced the dramatic changes that radiologists have over the past few years. Once considered a...
Sponsored Content | Webinar | Analytics Software | October 11, 2019
This webinar will help uncover the top 5 roadblocks to actionable insights in radiology. The webinar will take place...
Fujifilm Upgrades Next-Generation Synapse Cardiology PACS
News | Cardiac PACS | October 10, 2019
October 9, 2019 – Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A. Inc. recently launched Synapse...
According to the National Association of County and City Health Officials, only 33 percent of the organizations plan against cybersecurity threats and initiate patient identity protection protocols.

According to the National Association of County and City Health Officials, only 33 percent of the organizations plan against cybersecurity threats and initiate patient identity protection protocols. 

Feature | Cybersecurity | October 08, 2019 | By Maxim Chernyak
As the ...
The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is releasing a new practice guide — NIST Special Publication 1800-24, Securing Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS)
News | Cybersecurity | October 04, 2019
The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is...
raph shows responses of members of Society of Chairs of Academic Radiology Departments to question “Do you add all OSS images to your PACS?”

Graph shows responses of members of Society of Chairs of Academic Radiology Departments to question “Do you add all OSS images to your PACS?”. OSS = outside studies.

News | Radiology Business | October 02, 2019
According to an ahead-of-print article published...
HDM World Selects PowerServer Cloud PACS for Teleradiology Services
News | PACS | September 30, 2019
September 30, 2019 — HDM World is a growing teleradiology...
Practical Strategies to Solve the Challenge of Image Sharing
Webinar | PACS | September 30, 2019
In this webinar, taking place on October 24 at 2 pm EST, you will hear from imaging IT leaders as they tackle the...
Heath information technology diagram showing use of cloud storage.
Feature | Archive Cloud Storage | September 04, 2019 | Tyna Callahan
In healthcare, critical systems are being used to deliver vital information and services 24x7x365. Clinicians demand...
Sectra Signs Enterprise Imaging Contract With Vanderbilt Health
News | Enterprise Imaging | August 21, 2019
August 21, 2019 — Sectra will install its enterprise imaging...
Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS
News | PACS | August 09, 2019
August 9, 2019 — Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt...
NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service
News | PACS | August 08, 2019
August 8, 2019 — NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology...
Why Interoperability Is Essential When Transferring Patient Images
Sponsored Content | Blog | Electronic Medical Records (EMR) | August 07, 2019 | Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
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ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity
Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019
August 7, 2019 — ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM...
Philips Announces 10-year Enterprise Informatics Agreement With Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire de Nancy
News | Enterprise Imaging | July 29, 2019
July 29, 2019 — Philips and Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire (CHRU) de Nancy, a leading academic hospital in...
Sponsored Content | Blog | Electronic Medical Records (EMR) | July 17, 2019
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