One of the risks of PACS is work-related injuries as a result of using workstations for prolonged periods.
This article was posted on Lifehack. It's an online video tutorial on workstation ergonomics, with a self assessment checklist. Highly recommeded for anyone who spends time with computers (of whom radiologists are only a tiny minority)
Here are some articles about PACS reading room ergonomics and design:
Harisinghani MG, et al Importance and effects of altered workplace ergonomics in modern radiology suites. Radiographics. 2004 Mar-Apr;24(2):615-27.
Prabhu SP, et al. Ergonomics of digital imaging. Br J Radiol. 2005 Jul;78(931):582-6.
A powerpoint presentation of Dr Eliot Siegel's resentation at the UK Radiological Congress 2006, a presentation from GE, and a video by Dr Siegel: Digital eye for the analog guy.
Dalai's Note...Since IMPAX has decided to quit working this afternoon, I'm left with time on my hands, and we all know what the Devil does with idle han...