The goal of PACS in Nagoya University Hospital

Comput Methods Programs Biomed. Oct-Nov 1991;36(2-3):143-6. doi: 10.1016/0169-2607(91)90063-y.


In Nagoya University Hospital, a Radiology Intelligent Information System (RIIS) is under construction which will be linked with the Hospital Intelligent Information System (HIIS). RIIS is composed of the radiation oncology information system and the diagnostic radiology information system which is named Imaging Diagnosis Intelligent Information System (IDIIS). IDIIS consists of three parts: (a) the Imaging Diagnosis Management System (IDMS); (b) the Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS); (c) the Report Generation Support System for Imaging Diagnosis (RGSS-ID). Artificial intelligence methodology is applied to RGSS-ID and IDMS which includes the ordering and scheduling system of diagnostic imaging. IDIIS has an important role to improve the quality of patient care and medical education as well as image management and is an essential component for the implementation of HIIS.

MeSH terms

  • Computer Systems*
  • Database Management Systems / instrumentation*
  • Hospital Information Systems / instrumentation*
  • Hospitals, University
  • Humans
  • Japan
  • Medical Records Systems, Computerized / instrumentation*
  • Radiology Information Systems / instrumentation*
  • User-Computer Interface