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Digital Imaging

PinnacleHealth uses Stentor's Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS) technology for all its radiology services to bring digital images to physicians when and where they are needed. 

PACS are computer network systems that manage, store and distribute images. These images can be sent to workstations where a radiologist will interpret and render a result. The images can also be viewed via the Internet from remote locations, such as a physician's office, home or from PC/workstations within the hospitals.
 
 
 

What are the benefits of PACS?

  • It saves time - referring doctors will be able to view patient's digital images and historical data almost instantly without having to wait for films
  • More efficient service for the patient - access to images is wider and faster enabling shorter length of hospital stays
  • Increases communication - everyone will have access to information, images and reports at the same time
  • Increased workflow in radiology - by automating manual tasks and eliminating the need for film hanging
  • Reduced costs - by allowing better access to data, more efficient processes and eliminating the need for film
  • Moves us a step closer toward an integrated electronic medical record

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