PACS

UCSF Radiology stores, distributes, and displays imaging studies using a Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS). All studies done by Radiology can be accessed through the PACS using one of two viewing systems:

UCSF Radiology eUnity / WebPACS

The UCSF Radiology eUnity / WebPACS system is a web-based image distribution solution where the viewer is called up through a browser. This is the same viewer used by APEX when users click on the url to "Show images for ..." the imaging exam selected by the user.  All APEX users that have access to the "Chart Review" menus also have access to WebPACS in this way.  No additional permissions are required. The user interface is straightforward, a timeline of prior studies is provided, and Radiology reports can be accessed. eUnity / WebPACS is available as an app on an iPad for members of the Department of Radiology.

Diagnostic PACS

PACS displays are intended for image distribution within Radiology for primary interpretation of studies and are also used in some high volume image display areas.  PACS displays are dedicated thick clients of a database server and do not operate without continuous connection to the database.  They have some advanced display features for study analysis and interpretation.

Request an Account

The PACS enterprise consist of two web-based image viewer systems:

UCSF Radiology eUnity / WebPACS

If you are a UCSF provider, you can login to the eUnity / WebPACS system using your Medical Center Active Directory credentials. If you encounter problems logging into the eUnity / WebPACS system, please page the PACS support group.

Diagnostic PACS

To use the diagnostic PACS, you must first obtain an account that provides you with your own individual user name and password. To do so please download the application form (pdf). Complete and return the form via campus mail to the following computer support.

Once we have confirmed your identity and have the original signed application you will receive notification via mail that your account has been created.

FAQs

How do I get a UCSF Radiology eUnity / WebPACS account?

To request an account, please contact the Medical Center IT.

How do I get a diagnostic PACS account?

Please see the section titled "Request an Account" for instructions on how to obtain an account.

I forgot what my User ID/password is, can you help me?

Yes, you will need to have your password reset. Please see the PACS contact information for the appropriate person to speak with.

Can I view diagnostic reports online?

Yes, through APEX by clicking on the url to "Show images for ..." the imaging exam selected by the user.  All APEX users that have access to the "Chart Review" menus also have access to WebPACS in this way.  No additional permissions are required.

 Software Requirements

UCSF Radiology eUnity / WebPACS

  • WebPACS can be used through any modern browser.
  • eUnity / WebPACS is available as an app on an iPad for members of the Department of Radiology.  In the App Store on the iPad, search for "eUnity".  The software publisher is Client Outlook Inc.

To Log On Initially

  • WebPACS can be used through any modern browser.  The web address is https://webpacs.ucsf.edu and users will enter their UCSFMC AD domain account credentials to authenticate.  The user AD account must be a member of the MUSEWebUsers AD group for authentication to suceed.
  • All Radiologists have access to eUnity through the iPad app.  Other Radiology staff and faculty will need to be added to the rad-eunity AD group.
  • When the eUnity App launches, users will be prompted for server address, username, and password.  The server address is webpacs.radiology.ucsf.edu and users will need to authenticate with their UCSFMC domain credentials.

Once Logged On

  • After signon to WebPACS, imaging studies can be searched for by completing fields for Date Range, Patient Name, Patient ID (MRN), and Accession Number.
  • Double-click on the any of results displayed after clicking the search button.  Detailed information on the display tools are available through the following website: https://webpacs.ucsf.edu/eunityServer/docs/
  • An account request form must be completed for users that want to be added to the MUSEWebUsers group.  The web form can be found in the following url: https://arf.ucsfmedicalcenter.org