When you or a loved one undergoes diagnostic testing, you want accurate, high-quality results. That's exactly what patients will receive thanks to the picture archiving communication system (PACS), which is currently being installed in Hallmark Health hospitals.
This sophisticated technological breakthrough is replacing traditional film images. Digital images obtained through diagnostic equipment such as X-ray or computed tomography (CT) scans are immediately accessible to physicians from a secure Internet Web site, which allows patients quick access to the results they need to begin treatment.
Not only does PACS streamline care, the images are also of better quality and easier to read, which improves accuracy. Physicians also can manipulate the digital images to better view potential problem areas.