PACS update speeds up image viewing at Langford Vets

Langford Vets, part of the University of Bristol, has replaced its previous PACS with Fujifilm’s Synapse PACS system to ensure a smooth and reliable transition. Synapse 7 was installed last year and is said to have delivered a significantly increased viewing speed compared to the old system. Images are handled from modalities such as x-ray, CT and ultrasound. This system is expected to enable the team to keep up with demand and meet the expectations of clients and associates.

Clinical lead in diagnostic imaging Alison Major commented: “Having recently installed Fujifilm’s Synapse PACS system into our small animal hospital here at Langford Vets at University of Bristol, we could not be happier with the system and with the service from the team at Fujifilm.

“When the need arose to replace our extremely antiquated previous PACS, the combination of the user-friendly Synapse software interface and the reliability offered by the system made it the obvious choice. It has proved to be a complex process integrating the Synapse system into the university infrastructure but the experience and adaptability of everyone at Fujifilm ensured success.”

Major continued: “While Langford Vets is undoubtedly a small company in comparison to many the team may deal with, we have never been made to feel like anything less than an absolute priority to them, and we would not hesitate to recommend them to other hospitals in the veterinary industry.”

Since installation, Fujifilm reports that it has been much easier for clinicians to access patient images on demand and from anywhere with the browser-based system. There is also less downtime on the PACS server and Fujifilm met the requirements of offering a flexible, dynamic system that can be adapted to the hospital’s needs now and in future.

Picture: Langford Vets interim ceo Chris Warren-Smith and Fujifilm UK applications team leader for radiology Andrea Delgado.

Published on page 8 of the July 2022 issue of RAD Magazine.

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