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Difficulties with the picture archive and communication system for the transferred patient
  1. Katherine G Yallop,
  2. Erica Makin
  1. Ward G4 Surgery, Southampton General Hospital, Southampton, UK
  1. Correspondence to:
    Dr K G Yallop
    Ward G4 Surgery, Southampton General Hospital, Southampton S0152LH, UK; katieyallop{at}doctors.org.uk

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The gradual change of hospital radiology departments to a picture archive and communication system (PACS) has many proved advantages.1–3 However, in our experience, there are also considerable drawbacks. The issues of data storage and comparison of new with old films are recognised (failure to compare with prior films is one of the known risk factors for malpractice in radiology).4 In …

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