Key Differences- DICOM vs CIS and PACS vs RIS

Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) is a standard for storing and transmitting medical images. DICOM files can be exchanged between two devices, such as a scanner and a printer, or between a server and a client computer, enabling the images to be viewed on any device that is DICOM-compliant.

Dicom is the standard for medical image communication and involves sending images to a PACS (picture archival and communication system) where they can be viewed by authorized clinicians. CIS (Clinical Information System) is a type of software that helps manage patient data, including images, within a hospital or clinic.