Introduction to PACS

  • Matthew D. Ralston
  • Robert M. Coleman


Picture archiving and communications systems (PACS) represent the technological core of a modern, digital, radiology department. Although their core function is storage, distribution, and display of medical images, they have taken on an increasingly important role in the entire workflow of the radiology department.


Radiology Information System Diagnostic Workstation DICOM Modality Worklist 
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© Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Matthew D. Ralston
    • 1
  • Robert M. Coleman
    • 2
  1. 1.Clinical Director of Radiology InformaticsMaine Medical CenterPortlandUSA
  2. 2.Director of Radiology InformaticsMaine Medical CenterPortlandUSA

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