PACS manager Adham Nicola (left) with x-ray superintendent radiographer Neil Barron.
The solution for North West London Hospitals was a Pukka-j image store system consisting of two separate CT image stores, one at Northwick Park Hospital and the other at Central Middlesex Hospital.
Each is configured to act as a primary data repository for locally-acquired CT data and a secondary back-up store for CT data acquired by other hospitals in the trust.
Pukka-j says it is a highly robust system with all data available on-line for accessing, from both sites, by the PACS manager and the radiologists.
In addition, the CT stores are organised in such a way as to allow local radiologists quick access to their locally-acquired data.
See the full report on page 35 of the July 2009 issue of RAD Magazine.