Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS)

What is PACS?

PACS, or a picture archiving and communication system, is a system of medical images and reports. Radiologists use PACS to upload and transfer medical images securely. A PACS also has image modality support and features for viewing, scanning and archiving images. 

Physicians often use PACS alongside radiology information systems (RIS).  

Why are PACS important to healthcare?

PACS are important because they remove the manual component of entering, storing, retrieving and moving medical reports and images, improving image volume and analytics. 

PACS also help healthcare providers efficiently diagnose and treat patients with fewer errors. 

Overall, PACS increase savings and image visualization and image organization quality.