Modern radiology process a large amount of data compared to other health practices. X-rays, CT scans, MRI, Ultrasonography and other diagnostic images need to be stored and made available to all concerned healthcare professionals over the network. The traditional paper / film-based system cannot cope up with the current needs. It can take too long to locate the hard copies of the images and there is a possibility that images will be misfiled or outright lost. With the integration of smart software and healthcare IT smart tools are developed to stream line the workflow and make it hassle free.
Nowadays, radiology practices work with major software tools such as DICOM or PACS and RIS to streamline their effort and modernize their own operations. With PACS and RIS the images can be stored in the drive or cloud and can be sent to the doctor via the computer network, and allow the healthcare professionals with easier access to files in digital format.
PACS or Picture Archive and Communication System can store standard 2D images along with 3D images and is majorly used to store all diagnostic imaging files. This helps one to quickly research and search for information and retrieves the target image. This software can store CT scans, MRIs, and X-rays using local servers or a cloud computing platform and offers one with convenience and ease of expandability. This helps one to manage all the imagery that is need be to check the status of the patient that is going through treatment and recovery.