Velindre NHS Trust is now the latest NHS organisation in Wales to go live with the all-Wales Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS).
The Trust joins four other health boards – Betsi Cadwaladr University, Hywel Dda University, Cwm Taf University and Aneurin Bevan University – using Fujifilm's Synapse PACS to manage the storage, retrieval, distribution and presentation of radiology images such as x-rays and ultrasound scans.
The system allows Velindre clinicians to view images sent from other hospitals instantly and securely, including out-of-hours access.
Velindre will be the first site hooked up to a centralised Vendor Neutral Archive (VNA) which standardises images. PACS is now scheduled to go live in Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board sometime in the new year.
For more information please visit the dedicated PACS information page on the NHS Wales Informatics Service website – http://www.wales.nhs.uk/nwis/page/52557