Vendor Neutral Archives (VNA), Diagnostic Imaging Repositories, MEDS, MIDAS and PACS II. All are terms used for the requirement on consolidated solutions for storage and archiving. Sectra Open Archive is our answer. It connects any DICOM-compliant image storage system in a safe, robust and cost-efficient solution for long-term storage of images. It provides the infrastructure for efficient workflows across enterprises.
Sectra Open Archive minimizes costs and complexity if one of the connected PACSes is replaced in the future. The new PACS is simply provided with access to the storage, and no migration is needed since images are not stored locally. Combined with Sectra's solution for multi-disciplinary image management, even non-DICOM images can be stored within Sectra PACS.
By adding a sharing component on top of the central archive you will obtain enterprise-wide availability of both images and data. This way Sectra can provide both the advantages of central archiving and the benefits of sharing.
Anders Granlund is Product Manager at Sectra. Ask him about emerging trends and future solutions or how to improve your daily workflow.