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Diagnostic imaging: PACS and specialist imaging

Health Building Note 6 (Vol 2)

NHS Estates, 2002
Diagnostic imaging: PACS and specialist imaging

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Health Building Note


Reviews the implications for the built environment of the introduction of PACS (Picture Archive and Communication Systems) into an acute hospital. Also covers dental radiology, bone mineral densitometry and specialised facilities for neuroradiology.




Publisher History

NHS Estates were responsible for strategic development of a flexible and responsive environment for health and social care. Their publications included Health Technical Memorandums, Health Building Notes, design guides, circulars and Health Facilities Notes. Add - These were then transferred to the Department of Health.



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