Monday, November 01, 2021

Requiem for a PACS

Just a funny little epilog from the retired guy. I may be gone, but I hear things. Sometimes those things are real and not in my head.

It seems that the old place has, after a VERY long time, dropped Agfa PACS in favor of...

(Drumroll please...)

Philips PACS, formerly known as Carestream. One site had been using the "new" Agility/Enterprise/7.0 Agfa version and the other was still with 6.x. Apparently the powers that be found neither worthy of continuation. Agfa wasn't even in the top three selections for replacement.

The king is dead. Long live the king. 


stacey said...

I thought Carestream was the former "Kodak" pacs?

Jumboshrmp said...

Yep, before that known as as Algotec.

Unknown said...

What was the driving issue that scuttled Agfa?
C Kronenwetter
Retired Agfa PACS admin

Dalai said...

I’m out of the loop but there was apparently general agreement that it was time for something new after well over 20 years. And no one seemed to like the latest version much.

qcarmichael said...

I think Philips PACS was formerly Stentor.
Same old interface. Philips did not change much on the radiologist side of things. Still prefer Amicas/Merge

Unknown said...

Do you have any updates on how their transition from Agfa to terra incognita has progressed?
C Kronenwetter
happily retired Agfa PACS administrator

I hope that your wife is doing well.

Dalai said...

Hi, and thanks for asking. If you wouldn’t mind, please send me an email to