Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS), which was originally designed as a tool for facilitating radiologists in interpreting images more efficiently, is evolving into a hospital-integrated system storing diagnostic imaging information that often reaches far beyond Radiology. The continuous evolution of PACS technology has led to a gradual broadening of its applications, ranging from teleradiology to CAD (Computer-Assisted Diagnosis) and multidimensional imaging, and is moving into the direction of providing access to image data outside the Radiology department, so to reach all the branches of the healthcare enterprise. New perspectives have been created thanks to new technologies (such as holographic media and GRID computing) that are likely due to expand PACS-based applications even further, improving patient care and enhancing overall productivity.
|Autori:||Faggioni L; Neri E; Castellana C; Caramella D; Bartolozzi C|
|Titolo:||The future of PACS in healthcare enterprises|
|Anno del prodotto:||2011|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1016/j.ejrad.2010.06.043|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|