Remember the days when all you could do with a telephone was call people—and only then from home, work, or a public phone booth?
Thanks to the power of innovation, today we can not only make and receive calls, but we can also buy, spend, read, watch TV, turn on the lights, and carry out any number of other functions from our smartphones.
Take a look around and you’ll see that much the same thing is happening with picture archiving and communication systems (PACS)
technology. The days of limited cache sizes, having to pre-fetch imaging studies in order to work with them, bouncing around from one work list to another, and time-consuming, labor-intensive manual entry of users’ privileges and preference settings are swiftly coming to a close. In their place, a new era has ushered in advanced functionalities.