PACS goes into wild blue yonder

July 30, 2004

Agfa has received approval from the U.S. Air Force to operate its PACS technology. The company's Impax product line received a certificate of "networthiness" from the USAF by meeting guidelines defined by the Defense Information Systems Agency in

Agfa has received approval from the U.S. Air Force to operate its PACS technology. The company's Impax product line received a certificate of "networthiness" from the USAF by meeting guidelines defined by the Defense Information Systems Agency in accordance with Department of Defense regulations for IT security. Clearing those hurdles, specifically, were the Impax 4.5, the company's latest PACS; Impax Web1000, which provides secure remote access to enterprise-wide clinical images; and Agfa Mil-PACS RIS Gateway, which allows RIS and PACS technologies to communicate. The company has implemented more than $100 million in PACS and teleradiology systems at more than 75 DOD Medical Treatment Facilities worldwide, including 28 U.S. Navy warships and two U.S. Navy hospital ships.