The PACS Workstation: A Theory of Evolution

David Weiss, MD


Appl Radiol. 2008;37(8):24-29. 

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As radiologists, we are struggling with ever-increasing demands on our time and with a continuing need to master new technologies that generate an astonishingly high number of images. Rapid control and manipulation of these images without distraction is vitally important. It is clear that a radiologist with 3 hands, 4 eyes, and 2 brains would be beneficial; however, it is unlikely that the rate of biologic evolution will match that of our own technology. Radiologists must remain knowledgeable in evaluating new PACS work stations while customizing software and hardware interfaces to best accommodate our individual workflow.


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