A radiology information system (RIS) is a networked software platform capable of storing, analyzing, and distributing radiology data. A picture archiving and communications system (PACS) is an image archiving system that offers advanced visualization and interpretation functionality. Integration with existing hospital information systems and future EHR installations is a key focus of successful RIS and PACS utilization.

Slideshow: Navigating the new PACS market
PACS adoption has reach 'mature stage,' study says

ECRI Institute has released its new SELECTplus User Experience Network, which it describes as a comprehensive decision-support resource for medical technology purchasers with user satisfaction rankings and other key purchasing information.
June 7, 2013
Westmead Children's Hospital was the first Australian pediatric hospital to implement PACS, and now it has reached a new IT milestone with its implementation of Mach7 Technologies' Keystone Suite.
May 30, 2013
The global digital X-ray market is estimated to be worth $4.82 billion by 2018, growing at a compound annual growth rate of 4.5 percent from 2013 to 2018, according to a new report from research and marketing firm MarketsandMarkets. The market is divided into three segments based on types, major products and applications in imaging.
May 28, 2013
Intermountain Heathcare has launched a program that measures cumulative radiation doses patients receive over their lifetime for medical treatment. Intermountain hospitals and clinics are first in the country to compile the cumulative radiation patients receive from about 220,000 higher-dose procedures and imaging exams each year, starting with exams performed in the last quarter of 2012.
May 23, 2013
Since last fall, children and their families in San Diego County have been receiving medical and dental care in a state-of-the-art mobile clinic as part of a partnership between La Maestra Community Health Centers and the Verizon Foundation.
April 29, 2013
Agfa's stated core belief is centered around helping imaging providers succeed, yet a new report from research firm KLAS shows a majority of customers interviewed indicated Agfa was missing the mark.
February 18, 2013
The burgeoning and highly complex field of computational medicine is showing promise for the treatment of illnesses such as Alzheimer's, heart disease, cancer and more, as technology and troves of data are harnessed to investigate the underpinnings and map the progression of diseases.
December 31, 2012
IHE USA, a nonprofit organization that drives adoption of standards-based interoperability to improve patient care, and ICSA Labs, an independent division of Verizon, today unveiled a new certification program aimed at assuring the security and interoperability of health information technology.
December 5, 2012
The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) has received a contract from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) to help expand the NIBIB-funded pilot project that created the RSNA Image Share network. The contract provides two years of support at $5.3 million and two additional option years at $5.5 million.
November 28, 2012
With reports on MRI, PACS and CT released this week at the Radiological Society of North America's annual meeting, research firm KLAS provides insight into these imaging markets.
November 27, 2012
Merge Healthcare, a provider of clinical systems will connect its imaging network with the Surescripts Network for Clinical Interoperability.
November 26, 2012
The Colorado Telehealth Network announced Wednesday it will enable hospitals, imaging centers and other providers throughout the state to safely store and share medical images through a private cloud hosted by Atlanta-based GNAX Health.
November 21, 2012