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History of PACS

Picture Archiving and Communications Systems – PACS for short – is now used in every hospital trust in England. For the past five years, we supported the delivery of digital x-rays and scans technology to NHS trusts in England. This technology replaced the old way of capturing x-rays and scans on film and paper, enabling clinical images to be stored electronically and viewed on screen.

With the rollout complete and the technology widely in use, we're now helping trusts plan for the end of the central contracts, and transition to local ownership.

Learn about how the national PACS programme evolved, and how the system benefits patients and the NHS: