California hospital buys Siemens PACS

March 27, 1996

Siemens Medical Systems has landed a massive $10.5 million contractto convert a California hospital into a filmless operation. TheIselin, NJ, vendor said it will begin work this summer on installinga Sienet PACS at San Bernardino County Medical Center in

Siemens Medical Systems has landed a massive $10.5 million contractto convert a California hospital into a filmless operation. TheIselin, NJ, vendor said it will begin work this summer on installinga Sienet PACS at San Bernardino County Medical Center in San Bernardino.

The first stage of the installation will provide computed radiography,soft-copy reporting, and electronic image distribution over thePACS at the facility. In the second phase, Siemens will installa network to manage electronically all of the images at a new328-bed facility being built. That facility is scheduled to openin March 1998.

In other news, Siemens last month received 510(k) clearancefor MagicView 50, its PC-based teleradiology product.