Report: PACS more costly than film-based imaging in some institutions

09/16/2009 | AuntMinnie.com (free registration)

A cost-benefit analysis on PACS conducted by the Western Health Authority in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador found that PACS might be more costly to implement than film-based imaging in institutions with a low imaging exam volume and an efficient, pre-existing film-based imaging setup. The analysis included several imaging modalities, including nuclear medicine, CT and MRI.

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