Agfa's IMPAX gets salute from U.S. Air Force

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Agfa Healthcare's IMPAX PACS has received an approval to operate (ATO) and a certificate of networthiness (CoN) from the U. S. Air Force Surgeon General's office and the Air Force Communications Agency.

The certification and accreditation of Agfa's IMPAX PACS was based on rigorous guidelines defined by the Defense Information Systems Agency, in accordance with Department of Defense (DoD) regulations for information technology (IT) security, said Agfa.

MPAX 4.5 is Agfa's latest PACS release. The system can be integrated to both the radiology information system (RIS) and speech technology, allowing for expansion across clinical departments. Agfa's IMPAX WEB1000 product allows providers remote access to enterprise-wide clinical images and reports through the internet.

Agfa said it has installed its products at more than 75 Department of Defense Medical Treatment Facilities worldwide, including 28 U.S. Navy warships and two U.S. Navy hospital ships. To date, Agfa said it has implemented more than $100 million in PACS and teleradiology systems and services for the DoD.