Introduction to PACS
With advances in medical imaging emphasizing digitization, Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS) offer medical practices economical storage, rapid retrieval and simultaneous access to digital images acquired with multiple modalities. Typically comprised of an image acquisition device, data management system, image storage devices, local or wide area network, display stations, and devices to produce hard-copy images, PACS solutions increase operational efficiency while maintaining or improving diagnostic ability.
PACS offer a myriad of benefits over film archives related to flexibility, efficiencies, cost and time savings. Picture Archiving and Communications Systems:
- Reduce the storage space requirements
- Reduce the time spent searching for images
- Virtually eliminate filing and lost image issues
- Make it easier to comply with HIPAA image storage requirements
- Lower the cost of doing business by improving the workflow
- Improves the overall efficiency of the practice and quality of patient care
- Create the opportunity to handle an increased volume
- Enable off-site viewing and reporting for authorized users
PACS Archive Servers from EESi
The PACS Archive Servers from Essential Enterprise Solutions, Inc. (EESi) provide a reliable and efficient solution for accessing, storing and distributing digital radiology images from various modalities. Our powerful, standards-based PACS Archive Server platforms offer healthcare professionals the utmost in scalability and flexibility by readily adapting to the size and workflow of any facility. By supporting bi-directional integration and complying with industry standards (DICOM, HL7 and IHE), the PACS Archive Servers from Essential Enterprise Solutions, Inc (EESi) integrate seamlessly with a broad array of third-party compliant systems, modalities and equipment to improve workflow and efficiency.
Whether you are a single physician office or a complex multi-location practice, Essential Enterprise Solutions, Inc. (EESi) offers a variety of PACS Archive Server configurations to cost-effectively support virtually any size practice. Best of all, since Essential Enterprise Solutions, Inc. (EESi) configures its own systems, our engineers can customize a solution to fit your specific budget and needs.
Pocket PACS Archive
This low power, yet robust machine, sometimes known as a “store and forward router” efficiently manages the distribution and archival of images captured from various modalities. The purpose of the Pocket PACS Archive is to hold and transfer images to the PACS Archive at a more convenient time to maximize bandwidth and performance of the PACS Archive solution. The Pocket PACS Archive can also be configured to meet the PACS archival needs of small clinics, imaging centers, chiropractic, and orthopedics.
Pocket PACS-XL Archive
The Pocket PACS-XL Archive offers the same distribution and archival capabilities as the standard Pocket PACS Archive plus extended RAID 1 storage. The Pocket PACS-XL Archive offers 1 TB of usable storage with dual copy capabilities.
PACS Archive (Medium-Sized Office)
The PACS Archive designed for medium-sized offices provides up to six times the processing power of the Pocket PACS Archive and offers a storage capacity ranging between 500 MB and 6 TB. The PACS Archive features RAID auto-backup, redundant power, and multiple GB Ethernet interfaces. Additionally, the PACS Archive from Essential Enterprise Solutions, Inc. (EESi) offers simplified expansion capabilities to support growth without additional licenses to purchase.
PACS Archive (Large Office)
The rack-mountable PACS Archive for large offices and imaging facilities offers a wide-range of configurations to meet the needs of even the largest and busiest practice. The PACS Archive for large offices provides two times the processing power of the PACS Archive, up to 24 TB of storage capacity, RAID auto-backup, redundant power, and multiple GB Ethernet interfaces.