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.

Philips, RSNA 2016, IQon spectral CT

IQon Spectral CT image courtesy of Philips Healthcare

News | Information Technology | October 13, 2016
October 13, 2016 — Philips announced that it will be displaying a variety of solutions aimed at increasing diagnostic...
Novarad, NovaPACS, Epic RIS integration, enterprise imaging, RSNA 2016
News | PACS | October 10, 2016
October 10, 2016 — Novarad’s most recent software development has enabled the company to achieve a bi-directional...
Novarad, NovaPACS, PowerScribe 360 integration, dictation, RSNA 2016
News | PACS Accessories | October 07, 2016
October 7, 2016 — Utah-based healthcare technology company Novarad’s most recent software development has enabled the...
Smart Things Radiologists Are Doing With Smartphones
Blog | Information Technology | October 04, 2016
Ask anyone from Pokemon Go players to BlackBerry diehards. Smartphones have a lot to offer. That potential may be...
intelerad, IntelePACS, enterprise imaging, Diversified Radiology of Colorado
Sponsored Content | Case Study | Enterprise Imaging | September 20, 2016
Based in Denver, Diversified Radiology of Colorado (DRC) first adopted cross-enterprise imaging in the early 2000s. At...
ScImage, cloud PACS, Picom365.com, RSNA 2016
News | PACS | September 09, 2016
September 9, 2016 — ScImage will showcase updates to its enterprise imaging solution, including the launch of its new...
RamSoft, Remote Rendering software, image processing, streaming, RSNA 2016, RapidResults
Technology | Remote Viewing Systems | September 09, 2016
September 9, 2016 — RamSoft announced the introduction of its new Remote Rendering solution for medical image...
AMA, American Medical Association study, EMRs, electronic medical records, physician burnout
News | Electronic Medical Records (EMR) | September 07, 2016
September 7, 2016 — Technological and administrative obstacles are significantly cutting into available time for...
How Smartphones Can Make Radiologists Even Smarter

Graphic courtesy of Pixabay

Blog | Information Technology | September 07, 2016
Athletes warm up before a workout or game. But how might intellectuals get ready? There may be a way. And it may...
Agfa Healthcare, DIN-PACS IV agreement, U.S. government contract, diagnostic imaging, IT solutions
News | Radiology Business | August 23, 2016
August 23, 2016 — Agfa HealthCare announced that the U.S. government has awarded the company its DIN-PACS IV (Digital...
Novarad, NovaPACS, NovaRIS, Watts Healthcare Corp., Los Angeles
News | PACS | August 22, 2016
August 22, 2016 — Watts Healthcare Corp. (WHCC), one of the largest healthcare providers in southern California,...
Videos | Enterprise Imaging | August 16, 2016
Interview with Jef Williams, managing partner, Paragon Consulting Partners, on the essential elements of building an...
PACS, deconstructing PACS, enterpriuse imaging, the deconstruction of PACS
Feature | PACS | August 10, 2016 | Tom Watson, RCVT, Matt Adams, MBA, and Cris Bennett, R.T. (R)(MR)/Michael J. Cannavo
There has been a lot of talk about "deconstructing" PACS. But what does this mean, and how could it affect the way you...
Singular Medical Technologies, Reading Workstation, Multi-Site Multi-PACS, Mobile Imaging, radiology

Mobile Imaging Workstation image courtesy of Singular Medical Technologies

Technology | Remote Viewing Systems | July 08, 2016
July 8, 2016 — Singular Medical Technologies (SMT) announced the entry of three new high-performance, multi-PACS (...
Feature | PACS | July 06, 2016 | Tom Watson, RCVT, Matt Adams, MBA, and Cris Bennett, R.T. (R)(MR)
As healthcare continues to evolve and grow, so does the need to make the large number of disparate technologies fit...
PACS

It’s important to weigh both sides of the PACS debate to determine what is the right choice for your practice. (Image courtesy of Philips Healthcare)

Feature | PACS | July 06, 2016 | Michael J. Cannavo
I am neither for or against deconstructed PACS, but rather feel that the way it has been presented is more marketing...
Conserus, McKesson, Intelligent Worklist and Rules Engine, enterprise imaging
Sponsored Content | Case Study | PACS | July 06, 2016
Like much of healthcare, the business of radiology is continuously being challenged to search for ways to define their...
Fujifilm USA, SIIM 2016, Synapse 5, PACS, VNA
News | PACS | June 30, 2016
June 30, 2016 — Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A. Inc. will present its comprehensive Synapse portfolio at the Society...
McKesson sells IT Division, McKesson creates new IT company, PACS, CVIS
Feature | Information Technology | June 28, 2016 | Dave Fornell
June 28, 2016 — McKesson Corp. and Change Healthcare Holdings Inc., a provider of software and analytics, network...
Philips, SNMMI 2016, Vereos digital PET/CT, time-of-flight, IntelliSpace 8.0, nuclear imaging
News | Nuclear Imaging | June 14, 2016
June 14, 2016 — Philips announced it would be showcasing a variety of nuclear imaging solutions at the Society of...