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.

Remote reading of imaging studies on home picture archiving and communication systems (PACS) workstations can contribute to social distancing, protect vulnerable radiologists and others in the hospital, and ensure seamless interpretation capabilities in emergency scenarios, according to an open-access article published ahead-of-print by the American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR).

Srini Tridandapani, M.D., Ph.D.

News | PACS | May 21, 2020
May 21, 2020 — Remote reading of imaging studies on home picture archiving and communication systems (PACS)...
Konica Minolta Healthcare's Rede Mini PACS are designed for specialty practices such as orthopedic, urgent care and family medicine clinics
News | PACS | April 28, 2020
April 28, 2020 – Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas released its Rede PACS, the company’s newest medical image...
Solution provides essential mobility for radiologists displaced from standard work environments
News | Remote Viewing Systems | April 16, 2020
April 16, 2020 — Intelerad Medical Systems announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared its...
April 13, 2020 — Hyland Healthcare has launched PACSgear Enterprise – the latest version of the PACSgear server software, which supports the advanced capture and connectivity modules of the PACSgear platform.
News | PACS | April 13, 2020
April 13, 2020 — Hyland Healthcare has launched PACSgear Enterprise – the latest version of the PACSgear server...
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News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | March 25, 2020
March 25, 2020 — IMAGE Information Systems launched a diagnostic imaging learning platform for COVID-19 cases. Studies...
News | PACS | March 06, 2020
March 6, 2020 — Ambra Health, makers of the leading cloud-based, medical image management suite, today announced a...
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News | PACS | February 24, 2020
February 24, 2020 — At this year’s Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) meeting, RamSoft will...
Altamont’s zero-footprint solution, CaptureWare, allows Mach7’s Enterprise Imaging Platform (EIP) to ingest more DICOM and/or non-DICOM data from various sources in a facility
News | PACS | February 20, 2020
February 20, 2020 — Mach7 announced its partnership with Altamont Software to help accelerate the adoption of...
The Candelis ImageGrid Plus PACS Server is an ultra-high-performance platform that can support high volume healthcare environments of 1,000 plus modalities
News | PACS | February 12, 2020
February 12, 2020 — The Candelis ImageGrid Plus PACS Server is an ultra-high-performance platform that can support high...
PaxeraHealth enterprise imaging, PACS, VNA solutions
News | Enterprise Imaging | February 11, 2020
February 11, 2020 — Enterprise Imaging developer PaxeraHealth has signed a vendor agreement with Vizient, Inc., a...
An example of artificial intelligence (AI) being developed by Hitachi to automatically review and identify nodules on lung CT scans. This is part of a suite of AI apps Hitachi is developing. This example was being shown as a work in progress at RSNA 2019.

An example of artificial intelligence (AI) being developed by Hitachi to automatically review and identify nodules on lung CT scans. This is part of a suite of AI apps Hitachi is developing. This example was being shown as a work in progress at RSNA 2019. Photo by Dave Fornell.

Feature | Artificial Intelligence | February 07, 2020 | Sanjay Parekh, Ph.D. 
February 7, 2020 – At the 2019 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meeting in December, there was a record...
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 | February 02, 2020 | Steve Holloway
The growing influence and uptake of electronic medical records (EMRs) in healthcare has driven debate over the future...
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Feature | Radiology Imaging | January 31, 2020 | By Greg Freiherr
The founder of Gonzo journalism thought back nostalgically to what many believed in the 1960s was inevitable. The...
Using the PowerShare Network for electronic image transmission is faster and more reliable than using a common alternative, compact disks

Graphic courtesy of Nuance Communications

Sponsored Content | Blog | Electronic Medical Records (EMR) | January 23, 2020
Approaches to gain widespread use of electronic transmission of patient images may be as varied as the needs and...
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 — Konica Minolta Business Solutions, U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) announced its status as a Google...
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 Duke University Health System ...
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, enterprise imaging appears ready to enter the mainstream of health care. At least a small...
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 imaging platform, today announced that it had signed a multi-...
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, artificial intelligence (AI)-...