PACS has been regarded as a system which will bring a new era to image handling, radiology departments and its services to other departments of the hospital. However, many recently held international conferences indicate that a worldwide consensus on ‘what is PACS, why is PACS needed and who is PACS for’ has not been established. Although the actual PACS implementation will vary among the countries and according to each situation, a worldwide consensus of PACS should be possible. This would help those involved to speed up the implementation of PACS. It is suggested that this consensus needs to be developed by convergence of three points of view; the availability, maturity and cost of the technologies on which PACS is built, the user requirements for PACS and standardization in PACS. These themes were the topics of the 2nd Japan-Nordic PACS Symposium which was arranged in Tampere, Finland, June 9–11th 1991. A summary of the papers and discussions of the symposium is produced in this paper.
|Journal||Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine|
|Publication status||Published - 1992|
|MoE publication type||A1 Journal article-refereed|
|Event||2nd Japan-Nordic PACS Symposium - Tampere, Finland|
Duration: 9 Jun 1992 → 11 Jun 1992