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PACS or Picture Archiving and Communications System is a digital image standard developed by the UK National Health Service (NHS). PACS is designed so images such as X-rays and other scans are stored digitally, rather than physically.

PACS will deal with a wide range of specialities including X-rays, radiotherapy, CT, MRI, nuclear medicine, angiography, cardiology, fluoroscopy, ultrasound, dental and symptomatic mammography.

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Standards > PACS
Picture Archiving and Communications System, or PACS is a digital image standard, used increasingly in medicine. A basic level standard, it is often in place before more advanced standards like DICOM.

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X-ray technology in the 21st century
A mainstream article from the BBC looking at the spread of PACS (Picture Archiving and Communications Standard) in UK health centres in mid 2007, and the profound positive impact it has had on those health authorities it has been adopted in.

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Plug-and-Play Medical Interlink
For the last 25-30 years, physicians and engineers around the world have been envisaging an interconnected medical network, of which every device is a part. That is what the standards of DICOM and PACS work towards. But what about going further? Not just making the data compatible, but the devices themselves?


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Barco has created a monitor with a resolution of 3280 x 2048. Its designed for both DICOM and PACs data, and can split into stereoscopy on demand ? two monitor displays, independent, and each with a resolution of 1640x 2048 each, t on the ...

Life extension technologies are catching the eye of venture capitalists these days, and with such eyeing comes the potential for general health system revamp ? the virtual and augmented way.

Amongst the areas being investigat...

Less than 2 percent of U.S. hospitals today use comprehensive electronic health records, according to a new survey of 3,000 hospitals that highlights just how far the health-care system has to go. Without DICOM or PACS data standards in pla...

A mixture of robotics and telehealth is just starting to be used in maternity wards in Kentucky, US. Robotic monitoring stations prowl the wards, not at all dissimilar to robotic rounds-makers. Ecah contains cameras, a display screen and a ...

Researchers at the University of Granada, Spain, have designed a new computing system that determines the age and sex of a corpse with a reliability of 95%. This system is based on free software called Image and a free DICOM displayer calle...