PACS – Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS)


So many things to play within limited time frame.

OK! This is what have been focusing in last few weeks.

PACS is a combination of hardware and software dedicated to the images archiving. The biggest consumers of PACS are hospitals. PACS main purpose is to replace hard film copies with digital images that can be used and seen by several different medical professionals and different medical automation system simultaneously.

The system’s server contains the image database. The clients connect to the server through a local area network (LAN) or a wide area network WAN). The network type selected depending on the infrastructure capability, like in Malaysia most of the clients connected through LAN.

New PACS system usually integrated with web-base feature for easy remote access from PACS workstation and can be use over LAN and WAN. Remote access makes it easier and more convenient for several different practitioners to view the same information simultaneously. PACS also makes it easier for radiologist to manage patient exam workflow.

P/S: I will try to cover DICOM protocol soon.


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