PACS stands for Picture Archiving and Communication System. It can generally be defined as the whole system managing medical images and related data in a DICOM-compliant way.

Although there are different interpretations about which components fall within the definition of “PACS” (some of them are more comprehensive, some others are more restrictive), here is a list of entities which are normally considered to belong to a PACS:

  •  The acquisition equipments (also known as modalities)
  •  The images archive (also known as PACS server)
  •  The diagnostic workstations
  •  The network connecting the above components

All the above components must be DICOM-compliant devices, in order to be able to cooperate and exchange data also in a cross-vendor scenario.

NeoLogica’s LogiPACS software is a notable example of a full-featured PACS server software, supporting archiving of millions of DICOM images as well as many other advanced features.
NeoLogica’s RemotEye Viewer software (which is part of the RemotEye Suite product) is a notable example of a diagnostic workstation software. Despite being a fully-web based application, it supports advanced features which can only be found in the most sophisticated stand-alone diagnostic workstations.