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General Aspects of Using the PACS

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Author(s): Afshin Niakan | Amin Niakan

Journal: Iranian Journal of Radiology
ISSN 1735-1065

Volume: 4;
Issue: S2;
Start page: 8;
Date: 2007;
Original page

ABSTRACT
To reach to the optimum benefits of the PACS, we need to consider many things as followings:"nWe need a clear vision and mission about the usage and benefits of the PACS and also a clear data about the quality, quantity and extending the soft-ware that we will need in the future."nBefore installing the PACS, we must know the benefits of supplementary products and tools such as necessary hardware, network, internet, appropriate OS (especially for the servers), educated personnel, security of the system and data, disaster recovery plan which they are playing very important roles in performance and quality of the system."nWe should be aware of our needs about the integration of PACS and RIS/HIS, using the TeleRadiology, DICOMizer, standard reports as Structured Report (SR), image processing and computer aided diagnostic tools, stability of PACS and DICOM servers."nWe should be aware of the importance of software licenses and copyrights and also support the PACS, OS, Databases and other components especially when we want to store significant information and connect it through Internet."nThe budget of the system not only depends on the PACS software but also includes the price of hard-ware, network, image processing components, maintenance, upgrading, original OS, database and other supplementary tools."nWe are very proud to have ability for designing and producing these strategic and high technical products for the first time in open source platform in our region. We hope that you support the Iranian products and help us to improve our work for better competition with the best foreigner PACS
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