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.
Same questions seem to have different answers when they apply to us or to others. When it comes to others’ lives everyone seems to know what is to be done....