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PACS (picture archiving and communication systems): filmless radiology
  1. Nicola H Strickland
  1. Hammersmith Hospital, Department of Imaging, Du Cane Road, London W12 0NN, UK, email: n.lovatt{at}
  1. Dr Strickland


A picture archiving and communication system (PACS) is a computerised means of replacing the roles of conventional radiological film. This review describes the Hammersmith PACS, and discusses the advantages and disadvantages of PACS systems.

  • PACS
  • filmless radiology

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