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Migrating Medical: Document Images from PACS to EMR

Mindy Rathe
August 15, 2012
A Healthcare provider's PACS (picture archive and communication system) is the definition of a legacy patient record system. Since its inception, it has been the repository of choice for a number of regularly generated medical images. These include ultrasound, magnetic resonance, computed tomography, endoscopy, mammograms, radiography and ophthalmology. The images are created in the DICOM format, which stores patient data with the image. Until more current technologies were developed, PACS was also used for a number of other documents within hospitals and clinics, making it their default document management solution.
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