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J Digit Imaging. 2011 Feb;24(1):6-10. doi: 10.1007/s10278-010-9299-0.

Has the Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS) become a commodity?

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  • 1University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA.

Abstract

The Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS) market has been transformed by disruptive innovations from the information technology industry. The cost of storage alone has dropped by a factor of 100 within the past 10 years. Improvements in display, processing, and networking have likewise enabled PACS to be a capable replacement for film. The maturity of PACS has permeated the US healthcare industry from large academic hospitals to small outpatient imaging centers. Can PACS continue to be a platform for innovation or has it become a commodity?

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