PACS technology benefits from new clinical applications

As imaging studies grow in complexity and volume, PACS vendors are responding with improvements in their workstation software. The incorporation of advanced visualization techniques such as 3D continues to advance, bringing more diagnostic power to PACS users.


A major trend at the 2004 RSNA conference will be the focus on digital image management for women's imaging applications. Several vendors are showing off mammography-specific PACS workstations and network configurations at the meeting.

Ongoing work to deploy PACS technology across the entire healthcare enterprise continues, as vendors grow the depth and breadth of their image distribution approaches. Orthopedic practices are again a point of emphasis for firms this year, with many displaying orthopedic-planning software packages.

Security is drawing attention as well, with companies adding tracking and auditing features to their offerings. In medical display developments, monitor manufacturers are bringing to market color LCDs, adding additional clinical utility for users seeking to perform primary diagnosis of ultrasound and nuclear medicine studies, for example.

For more information on what each PACS company is showing at this year's meeting, click on the links below. For news specific to radiology information systems, stay tuned for our RIS preview in's Road to RSNA, which will be published November 17.

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