PACS - Picture Archiving and Communications System
What is PACS?
PACS is a Picture Archiving and Communications System, a computer system used to
capture, store, distribute and display static or moving digital images
throughout University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trust. PACS has the
ability to deliver timely and efficient access to images and related data
through the PACS web browser via the Trusts intranet. This means that as images
are created they can be immediately sent and viewed across the Trust including
Rugby, St Cross Hospital.
Our current supplier for PACS is Insignia Medical Systems. All
diagnostic images are available to view on desktop or mobile PC’s provided
across the Trust.
What types of exams are stored on the PACS network?
Radiology exams including plain film x-ray images, CT/MRI scans, Nuclear Medicine, Ultrasound, Fluoroscopic, Angiographic, Mammographic and PET images are currently stored on PACS.
Images available 24/7
Ability to view images with associated reports from any PACS enabled PC
Review of images simultaneously