The world of digital Radiology is upon us. DR and CR systems are taking over and PACS seems like the only solution to the ever increasing pressure on the Radiology departments around the world, who are constantly trying to keep up with these new machines. Gone are the days when you wait for 10min for film to be developed, now when the button is pressed and the radiation released the images are almost instantly available and with PACS these images can be distributed around the world in seconds or stored for a life time!
PACS is providing the radiology department the ability to minimize certain mundane tasks allow radiologists to focus on the images and reporting. The practice I work for is going through the motions of getting a PACS system at the moment and I intend to use this blog as a means to document the transition from film to film less. I am also planning on posting links to relevant open-source resources for IT staff in a radiology.