Teleradiology can use different types of features and modules, like:

  • DICOM-send and query-retrieve between DICOM-compatible databases
  • Websolution for the home-viewing, and for the distribution in the hospital
  • DICOM-e-mail technology for groups or networks of hospitals
  • Mobile radiology, becoming more and more thinkable.

The Pansys PACS uses, when possible, the same software and the same hardware for together the teleradiology by any of the ways described above, the diagnostic reporting based on optimal viewing tools, and the archiving either local or central.

Indeed it groups, through several modules, those features of teleradiology, webdistribution, diagnostic viewing, and archiving. It even allows the cooperative work (interactive teleconferencing) between a webuser (most often a clinician) and an user of the diagnostic application (most often a radiologist).

Such an architecture

  • improves the diagnosis (complete viewing tools, opportunity of second opinion)
  • enhances the workflow (stop to the archivation mass, stop to the interferences in the imaging departments)
  • reduces the costs (shorter hospitalization time of the patients thanks to a quicker diagnosis, less transportations of patients, stop to the removals of radiologists during the night and week-end duties, better sharing of the imaging resources, cost-savings about films).

Demographic data included in the image files, such as patient name, date of birth, identification number, type of examination, date, serie number, etc, are stored in the patient database.

Special encryption programs protect all personal data.


A cooperative session is possible, even between an application-user and a web-user.
During such an interactive session or teleconference, all the tools of measurement, drawing and annotation are synchronously shared between the cooperative partners.