Danish region taps Agfa for RIS/PACS

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Agfa HealthCare has signed a contract with Denmark's Hovedstaden Region to install and manage its Impax RIS/PACS throughout the region's 12 hospitals. The unified system will be complemented by Impax Data Center to create a cross-regional image and data repository.

In total, the hospitals carry out 1.5 million diagnostic imaging exams per year and image storage requirements are expected to exceed more than one petabyte over the RIS/PACS' lifetime.

With Impax, patient images and data across the region will be stored in a consolidated and centralized image archive. The data center will accommodate images from radiology, and also from departments such as nuclear medicine, clinical physiology and cardiology. Interfaces will provide communication between Impax and the region's existing hospital infrastructure.

The deployment will replace the region's five different RIS and PACS and allow the region to share resources across all hospitals. Healthcare staff will participate in the same clinical workflows, helping to achieve the region's centrally-determined efficiency goals while supporting an expected 4 to 5 percent annual growth in diagnostic imaging studies, according to Agfa, based in Mortsel, Belgium.