Many veterinary practices rely on a PACS, or picture archiving and communication system, to store and manage their veterinary images. However, did you know that the capabilities of a PACS goes well beyond that? Indeed, you can now leverage your PACS solution to enable immediate sharing, access, and mobility with your veterinary images. By having these critical factors readily available to you, you can finally share your studies with other veterinarians, and even pet parents with a single click!
Whether it's a toy poodle or a working horse, people want to make sure their pets and farm animals receive the best medical treatment possible.
Similar to its human counterpart, medical imaging for animals has become an important part of diagnosis and treatment. However, some of the more advanced and expensive equipment required for imaging, like computed tomography (CT) scanners or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machines, is likely not part of the normal repertoire of most veterinary clinics.
Luckily, companies offering mobile medical imaging services are part of a growing trend as they will come directly to a veterinarian - or any other location an animal resides - to supplement the local vet's capabilities.
If you run a private veterinary practice that uses medical imaging technology, you may be confused by a myriad of PACS offerings, each claiming advantages over the other. Whether you are finally giving up developing film or moving from an integrated Practice Management System (PMS), understanding how to parse the various buzz words, platforms and offerings to determine what is right for you, is a daunting task.
It’s critical for modern veterinary practices to have a picture archiving and communication system (PACS) that allows them to store, share and access medical images. However, the upfront cost of an onsite solution can be as much as $50,000, which is a huge outlay for a small veterinary practice to digest.
With so many picture archiving and communication systems (PACS) on the market, it can be difficult to know which one is best for your veterinary practice. Despite the diverse range of options available, many small practices simply use the rudimentary veterinary PACS offered by their practice management software (PMS) vendor.