The future of PACS in healthcare enterprises

Lorenzo Faggioni, Emanuele Neri, Carlo Castellana, Davide Caramella, Carlo Bartolozzi
<span title="">2011</span> <i title="Elsevier BV"> <a target="_blank" rel="noopener" href="https://fatcat.wiki/container/dhyy6gwaarhlxbjzwzrqjgor24" style="color: black;">European Journal of Radiology</a> </i> &nbsp;
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
more &raquo; ... e 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. (E. Neri). global ageing of population) associated with a decrease of healthcare technologists and medical staff [2,3], which will likely prompt the further development and diffusion of information technology applications within the healthcare enterprise.
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