PACS (Picture Archival Communication System)
PACS (Picture Archival Communication System) is a system that stores all Imaging exams, allows your physician to look at your exam on a computer in his/her office, home, or at the hospital, and transfers all exams to our Radiologist and Cardiologist to be read.
PACS has allowed our Imaging Department to go filmless in the areas of CT, Ultrasound, MRI, Echo/Vascular Ultrasound, Nuclear Medicine, X-Ray, and Fluoroscopy. Once images have been obtained, they are transmitted to our PACS system which allows them to be viewed on a computer. Physicians are able to view the exam at his/her clinic, home, or at the hospital. Once the images are on the PACS, they are transmitted to our Radiologist (located in Kearney) or Cardiologist (located in Lincoln) to be read.
The Imaging Department is also able to let Referring Physicians from outside PMHC download our PACS so as to visualize a patient's exam. We are also able to burn a CD that contains a patient's exams and send it a Referring Physician or have the patient pick the CD up at the Imaging Department.