Sunday, August 09, 2015

MGH Still Uses Old AMICAS!

Look familiar? This is a screen-shot from AMICAS PACS, circa 2005. That would be about 10 years ago.

But I just had a flash of deja vu...While watching tonight's episode of Save My Life on ABC, filmed at Mass General, I very briefly spotted a PACS client of this vintage...Here is the screen-shot (actually taken from last week's episode...yes, that is a severed hand, which was successfully reattached):

I knew AMICAS PACS had been used as an overlay to IMPAX at MGH, put in place back when IMPAX couldn't handle multi-slice scans.

Apparently, a 10-year-old AMICAS system is good enough for Mass General. Maybe that's because after 10 years, it still works. Unlike, well, need I say it?

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