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Wednesday, November 03, 2004

Healthbeat: PACS

WHOI - Healthbeat: PACS: "Many hospitals are now embracing a technology, called Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS). In a PACS environment, diagnostic information is recorded in digital format, which allows physicians throughout the hospital to have immediate access to the scans via computer. Through the Internet, the images can also be accessed by consultants around the country � or the world. And since the information is in computer format, the images can be enhanced or manipulated to provide more detail. With archiving, doctors can also retrieve older scans for comparison. "


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