NORWALK, Conn., March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Medica US announces that Diagnostic Imaging, a leading online community for medical imaging professionals, recently explored important considerations when radiology groups are looking to replace their picture archiving and communications system (PACS).
Radiology has been a longstanding technological leader within the healthcare industry, largely because of the shift from film to digital images. While this change has become a permanent standard, the systems used to store and view these digital images are mostly temporary.
Replacing a PACS can require a substantial amount of time and money, so it's important that an informed decision is made. Diagnostic Imaging's report examines whether it is time for groups to make the switch and also what factors to consider when searching for a replacement system.
Planning ahead and understanding your current and future needs are the most difficult, but also most valuable tools for a successful PACS replacement. A haphazard decision can result in loss of data and lower productivity.
"The average lifespan of a PACS is seven to 10 years," said Liza Haar, editor for Diagnostic Imaging. "And with technology constantly changing, updated software continues to offer radiologists more options and features."
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