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Belgian firm supplies PACS displays to Brazilian hospital


30 May, 2008  

Brazil’s largest hospital is to install new PACS displays to replace the existing film-based radiology workflow, which handles around 500,000 diagnostic procedures a year.

Hospital das Clínicas da Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de São Paulo, will see the new displays, manufactured by Belgian medical imaging company Barco, installed in the hospital’s reporting rooms.

“In our country, it is important for healthcare providers to use displays that are medically approved to do reporting,” said Erico Bueno, PACS Coordinator at the University Hospital of São Paulo.

“Even in times where budget constraints are a reality, our hospital decided to opt for a solution that delivers the quality our staff and patients deserve. After analysis and testing, we concluded that Barco’s Nio systems best met our expectations. The Nio systems allow us to keep the quality, accuracy and reliability of our reporting to the highest level.”

This upgrade is part of a larger PACS project whereby the hospital is replacing its old systems with DICOM-compliant devices, the installation of a DICOM server and storage, and the setup of new workstations for image visualisation and diagnosis.

Altogether, the hospital ordered 23 Nio Fusion 4MP colour systems with a resolution of 4 MegaPixel and 7 Nio grayscale systems (dual-head) with a resolution of 3 MegaPixel. All workstations will be installed in the hospital’s radiology institute.

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