Picture archiving and communication systems (PACS) have replaced conventional radiographic films as the digital image-viewing hub over the past two decades and now serve as the primary communication bridge between radiologists, radiologic technologists and referring providers. PACS enables all authorized clinicians to access medical images and reports quickly, easily and from virtually any location. Some health systems have integrated PACS into the electronic medical record (EMR). Others have moved to enterprise image systems to replace radiology PACS and allow all departments to now store images and reports in one location for easier health system-wide access.

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Radiologists need better access to patient data stored in the electronic medical record, imaging IT expert Rik Primo explains. 

Imaging IT expert Rik Primo discusses emerging issues he saw at RSNA and HIMSS.

Many new imaging solutions were on display at the world's largest health informatics conference, held at McCormick Place in Chicago.

How one institution is using PACS-based movies, GIFs to advance radiology education

Cinebot allows users to convert multi-frame images into sharable video resources with one-click, and it has been a hit so far, researchers wrote in the Journal of Digital Imaging.

February 6, 2020
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21st century PACS: 4 ways blockchain could change the radiology landscape

Two imaging experts believe the ledger technology holds some of the same potential to change the field as picture archiving and communication systems did decades ago.

January 16, 2020

Billions of images left vulnerable online due to unsecured PACS

The findings build off of a September 2019 report from German security firm Greenbone Networks, which revealed that more than 730 million medical images were accessible over the internet.

January 14, 2020

INFINITT to showcase INFINITT PACS 7.0, an AI-empowered, Intelligent PACS, at RSNA 2019

INFINITT North America, award–winning developer of enterprise image management solutions for healthcare, will be highlighting a next generation, AI-empowered PACS viewer at RSNA 2019.

November 22, 2019

Lake Medical Imaging Selects INFINITT for Multi-Site RIS/PACS, Mammography PACS and Disaster Recovery

INFINITT North America, an award-winning developer of Enterprise Imaging solutions for radiology, cardiology, mammography and advINFINITT North America, award-winning developer of enterprise imaging solutions for radiology, cardiology, mammography, pathology and advanced visualization, will be implementing INFINITT RIS/PACS and INFINITT Mammo PACS at six Lake Medical Imaging facilities in The Villages and Leesburg, Florida.

August 8, 2019

Midwest hospital purchases Carestream’s radiology PACS, advanced image reading, reporting tools


Platform provides comprehensive capabilities at affordable cost.

May 16, 2019

Missouri healthcare system deploys Carestream’s PACS, Vendor-Neutral Archive, Enterprise Viewer


New portal allows patients to easily, securely view and share their medical images.

April 17, 2019
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Check the PACS, radiology isn’t fully prepared for AI

There is an "immaturity" between machines and humans, said Paul J. Chang, MD, of the University of Chicago. Unless radiology departments augment their current IT infrastructure, AI could become another technological-driver of burnout.

February 22, 2019
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