Healthimaging.com published an interesting article this week. Jim Philbin, former senior director of medical imaging informatics at Johns Hopkins Medicine in Baltimore, describes the deconstruction of PACS architectures.
Monolitic PACS will be separated in three modules:
- Storage of DICOM Images (VNA)
- Display of image information
This architecture is able to react more flexible on requirement changes in Medical Imaging, compared to client/server PACS of a single vendor.
The most interesting part about this is, that aycan is continuously following this product strategy since 2003. aycan store and it's modules are offering a vendor neutral archive (VNA) with complete workflow support. aycan OsiriX PRO is a vendor neutral, multimodal review an post processing workstation with plugins for workflow and clinical applications.
Again, aycan shows it's talent to forecast trends in medical imaging IT and bringing it to series maturity, while other PACS vendors still sell their systems from the last millennium.
Freely adapted from Wayne Gretzky (superstar in the modern history of the NHL):
„A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be.“
Are you interested in a great, modern, flexible PACS from the future? Contact us. We will help you to switch PACS.