Clinical Experience with a PACS Serving the Medical Intensive Care Unit at the University of Pennsylvania
Since 1985, a PACS has been in operation linking hospital Intensive Care Units with the Radiology Department. Periodic upgrades of equipment are accompanied by evaluations that measure access times, action times, and utilization. Despite a major improvement in the display station, there has been no increase in utilization. This is attributed to difficulties with optimizing the images that are displayed and a perceived need for face-to-face consultation with radiologists.
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