News | August 07, 2007

Imaging Centers Adopting PACS in Response to DRA

August 8, 2007 – Analysis conducted by Millenium Research Group (MRG) indicates that the 2005 Deficit Reduction Act (DRA) is forcing many diagnostic imaging centers (DIC) to streamline operations in order to stay profitable and many are adopting PACS as a result.

Because PACS is a major investment, PACS vendors are being challenged to offer systems that smaller facilities can afford.

"As vendors shift their focus from large facilities to smaller customers, they are developing PACS solutions with attractive pricing and service models, which will help drive adoption in imaging centers and smaller hospitals," said Chris Schutz, senior analyst at MRG. "With exam volumes and image sizes growing rapidly, PACS has become an essential tool for imaging facilities of all sizes and specialties."

MRG’s US Markets for PACS 2007 report includes coverage of industry competitors including Agfa Healthcare, AMICAS, Aspyra, Avreo, BRIT Systems, Carestream Health, DR Systems, Dynamic Imaging, Emageon, FUJIFILM Medical Systems, GE Healthcare, Infinitt, Intelerad, McKesson, Medstrat, Merge Healthcare, Misys Healthcare Systems, NovaRad, Philips Medical Systems,ProSolv, RamSoft, ScImage, Sectra, Siemens Medical Solutions, Stryker Imaging, and others.

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