A Clinician's Guide to Digital X-Ray Systems

Grant Shaw
2001 Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine  
Computers are invading all areas of our lives. Over the next few years there will be major changes in radiology departments around the UK. The invading system is known as PACS (picture archive computer/communication systems). These PACS allow X-rays and other diagnostic images to be captured, distributed and stored in a digital format viewable on computer screens around the hospital. This paper offers a simple explanation of what PACS is and how it works, a discussion of the advantages and
more » ... lls, and lessons for clinicians learnt from the procurement of our own system.
doi:10.1177/014107680109400805 pmid:11461982 pmcid:PMC1281632 fatcat:qghz6jewnvd2bgeexisx244w3y