Volume 4 / Issue 4 / 2009 - Product Comparison

Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS)

Weltech Centre Ridgeway

Welwyn Garden City

Herts AL7 2AA United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1707 871511

Fax: +44 (0)1707 393138

[email protected]


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<1> These recommendations are the opinions of ECRI Institute's technology experts. ECRI Institute assumes no liability for decisions made based on this data.

<2> Multiple interrupt sessions, instant messaging, key images, MIP/MPR and teaching files, flexible image management and archiving

<3> PowerScribe, Lanier, Dictaphone, Fusion, WinScribe, SoftMed, eScription,Vianeta, Speech Q, Talk Technologies, DEWS, RadWhere, Fusion Expert

<4> Leading teaching file management solution with Horizon Study Share Architecture can scale to handle large regional enterprise PACS distributions Extensive clinical tools & efficient workflow tools on the Radiologist workstation

<5> Open architecture allowing a variety of scalable storage solutionsfor non-DICOM and DICOM, including long-term media: linear table-open and 9840; spinning disk, DVD jukes, tape jukes, remote storage services;EMC Centera, enterprise solutions (EMC, Hitachi, IBM, others)

<6> Varies based on volume; number of procedures, storage, and concurrent user requirements supported through flexible license schemes.

<7> 2008: software versions 10.1 and 10.2, May 2009: software version11.0, Q4 2009: software version11.2

<8> Native document scanning for paperless operations; optimal workflow integration with peer review, discrepancy reporting and teaching files with peerVue (optional); scalable for university hospitals, imaging centers and physician offices of all sizes; teleradiology solutions with tight integration to ThinAir Data; Centricity RIS/PACS/Postprocessing for imaging centers and hospitals; comprehensive solutions for referring physician access; Boost referring physician marketing program.


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Weltech Centre RidgewayWelwyn Garden CityHerts AL7 2AA United KingdomTel: +44 (0)1707 871511Fax: +44 (0)1707 [email protected]

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