Impacts of PACS on Radiological Work
Association for Computing Machinery
This paper identifies and analyzes the impacts on work practices and interdependencies in radiological work by PACS (Picture Archive and Communication System). It illustrates that when PACS was introduced not only technical devices were integrated, but the people, work practices and organizations as well. In addition, the paper illustrates how detailed workplace studies may identify substantial social changes, emerged from initially insignificant technical solutions that rapidly grows and quickly becomes embedded and central in large and complex networks as health care.