PACS is an acronym thrown around in the healthcare industry on a regular basis. But what does it stand for exactly? Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS).
It is essentially medical imaging technology which provides storage and access to medical images from multiple devices and locations. PACS transmits ultrasound images and reports digitally, replacing the need for film and manual transport.
PACS in the Cloud
Not all picture archiving and communication systems are stored in the cloud. Most older PACS are managed from a local server managed by the hospital’s IT department.
For medical facilities using PACs, finding enough storage space to hold all the data they have acquired can be challenging and expensive. That is where cloud based storage comes into play. Cloud storage is a model of networked online storage where data is saved and stored on virtualized pools of storage which are generally hosted remotely by third parties, like Studycast cloud PACS solution. PACS managed from the cloud means technologists or physicians in the field using laptops or iPads can safely and easily access their ultrasound images and medical data they need from virtually anywhere with internet access.
Cloud PACS Provider
Studycast® is the leader in diagnostic imaging solutions and cloud PACS. Traditional methods for transmitting ultrasound studies could take up to an hour, while Studycast® studies can be transmitted in five minutes or less.