Journal of Digital Imaging

, Volume 4, Supplement 1, pp 37–42 | Cite as

Evolution of picture archiving and communication systems—1989

  • Roger A. Bauman
  • Jaime L. Taaffe
Part 3


Several areas of partial picture archiving and communication systems (PACS) applications such as teleradiology, nuclear medicine, archiving modules, and systems for handling computed tomography and magnetic resonance digital data are mentioned prior to the discussion of a fully functional PACS system. Some of the present and future social implications of PACS are reviewed. Experience to date with a pilot system called MicroRSTAR at the Massachusetts General Hospital is described.

Key Words

computers radiology PACS 

Copyright information

© W.B. Saunders Company 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Roger A. Bauman
    • 1
  • Jaime L. Taaffe
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General HospitalHarvard Medical SchoolBoston

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