Journal of Digital Imaging

, Volume 16, Issue 1, pp 29–31 | Cite as

Introduction to two PACS ‘82 Panel Discussions edited by André J. Duerinckx, M.D., Ph.D.: “Equipment Manufacturers’ View on PACS” and “The Medical Community’s View on PACS”

  • André J. Duerinckx

THE FIRST INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE AND WORKSHOP on Picture Archiving and Communications System (PACS) for Medical Applications in 1982 was the creation of André Duerinckx during his early years as a researcher at Philips Ultrasound Inc., in Santa Ana, California.1 At that time Dr. Duerinckx and Jim Pisa, the head of research and development at Philips Ultrasound, were exploring the concept of an Ultrasound Mini-PACS.1,2 To help design this early PACS concept Dr. Duerinckx called together experts from many fields for a meeting in beautiful Southern California in January 1982. Obviously the word “PACS” in radiology as we understand it today did not yet exist. The term was created by Dr Duerinckx prior to this first meeting in 1982 after many discussions with Sam Dwyer and others, and after rejecting many alternate names.3

Dr. Duerinckx has since moved on from being a medical physicist and engineer to become a diagnostic radiologist with residency training at the University of California...


Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Asynchronous Transfer Mode Fast Network Veteran Integrate Service Network Philips Ultrasound 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of RadiologyVeterans Administration North Texas Healthcare System and University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (UTSWMC) at Dallas, Dallas, TXUSA

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