PACS for clinical radiographers

Author(s): Karen Hawkins

Hospital: Nobles Hospital

Reference: RAD Magazine, online


Historically, film served as the means of image acquisition, display and archive. Computed and digital radiography splits those components between CR cassettes or digital detectors that acquire images, monitors that display them and file servers that archive them. Thus was born the Picture Archive and Communication System (PACS).

Traditionally the Radiology Information System (RIS) is the core system for the electronic management of imaging departments. But it’s not only about radiology; in this day and age there are many other interested parties who we connect with.

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