Written by Herman Oosterwijk, OTech
Published Aug 1, 2009
Many institutions are about to upgrade or replace their PACS, and in many cases this will be done with a product from a different vendor. Many of these institutions are in for a rude awakening--the images and related information in their archives will have to be migrated to meet their new vendor's data formats. This process can be expensive; for the best case scenario, the cost will be as much as half a million dollars and will take months to accomplish.
Herman Oosterwijk, Otech said: "I believe that the vendor-neutral archive is the right way to go."