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Implications Of Picture Archiving And Communication Systems (PACS) For The Practice Of Radiology
Author(s): Peter L. Choyke; Seong K. Mun; Mark H. Jaffe; Harold R. Benson; Fred H. Fahey; Paul C. Wang
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Paper Abstract

A survey was conducted in which the medical community at a university hospital was asked to respond to questions concerning Picture Archiving and Communications Systems (PACS). 20% of the physicians (medical doctors and senior medical students) responded. Results show that physicians perceive a need for PACS. Although all physicians saw advantages in PACS, radiologists, in particular, saw the system as beneficial to their practice. In contrast, non-radiologists saw more drawbacks to the system most notably decreased portability and excessive cost of the system. Most physicians thought they would utilize radiologic information from remote sites in such a system. They also suggested several ways in which the system might be uniquely modified for their subspecialty needs. The implications of PACS for the practice of radiology will be discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 September 1985
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 0555, Medical Imaging and Instrumentation '85, (19 September 1985); doi: 10.1117/12.949498
Show Author Affiliations
Peter L. Choyke, Georgetown University Hospital (United States)
Seong K. Mun, Georgetown University Hospital (United States)
Mark H. Jaffe, Georgetown University Hospital (United States)
Harold R. Benson, Georgetown University Hospital (United States)
Fred H. Fahey, Georgetown University Hospital (United States)
Paul C. Wang, Georgetown University Hospital (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0555:
Medical Imaging and Instrumentation '85
James A. Mulvaney, Editor(s)

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