PACS (Picture Archiving and Communication System)
Cape Cod Healthcare is home to a picture archiving and communication system (PACS), the latest innovation in preserving, storing and sharing radiology tests. This system allows your doctors to access your images and test results in real time, increasing the speed of diagnosis and facilitating collaboration between physicians.
How PACS Works
As a patient undergoes an imaging radiology exam, the images are captured and immediately translated into digital form. Since the images don't require development, they're readily available to be viewed, allowing faster diagnosis and earlier treatment. Images can be viewed via a secure Internet website, regardless of whether your doctor is at the hospital, office or home. The images can also be manipulated to give physicians a clearer view of potential problem areas, improving their ability to make diagnoses with confidence.