MedStar PACS technology uses networked hardware and software to store, retrieve, present and distribute digital diagnostic images, such as ultrasound or magnetic resonance images.
PACS technology also allows medical practices to save on film storage space, film processing equipment, supplies and personnel.
The DICOM standard enables interoperability, which is considered important to reducing the cost of health care. It allows health care providers to offer radiology services in multiple sites, enabling the equipment in different sites to communicate and speeding the potential for diagnoses and treatment decisions. In addition, PACS integration makes it considerably easier to bring images from multiple PACS technologies together in a single user interface.