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Picture Archive and Communication System (PACS)

Our picture archiving and communications system (PACS) is at the heart of the radiology information system (RIS) which has been developed over the past several decades to support the department's clinical mission.

Recent accomplishments include:

  • Extending our RIS and PACS to the Hitchcock Clinic facilities in southern New Hampshire
  • The implementation of a system to effectively upload, store and integrate patient studies from outside institutions conveyed to us on CD or DVD
  • The introduction of a speech-recognition system for automatic transcription of exam dictations

Hospitals and Health Networks magazine ranks us among the nation's "most wired" hospitals—a recognition of the ongoing institutional commitment to informatics, toward which the Radiology RIS/PACS team remains a key contributor.

The department relies on software systems provided by various developers and systems manufacturers, which include:

  • GE Centricity RIS-IC
  • Philips iSite PACS
  • 3D and post-processing systems including GE Advantage Workstation (AWW)
  • Visage Imaging
  • Vital Images
  • Prism Clinical Imaging (for fMRI)
  • AS Software for structured reporting
  • SpaceTrax interventional inventory management
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