What are the benefits of PACS?


Benefits for medical professionals

Fast access to patient images and reports
No more storing of x-rays
Quick easy access to past images and reports
Professional tools for viewing and manipulating images
Better service to patients & doctors


Benefits for patients

Less time waiting in the Radiology department
Improved service
No need to bring old x-ray films
Almost any doctor in the world can be granted access to your results on your request for consultation


Benefits for radiology

Improved workflow
Increased efficiency through workload sharing
Superior diagnostic technologies


How will I access my patients’ images and reports?

Patient images will be available in a digital format directly on your computer. Access can either be via the hospital network if you reside in a hospital with a network or via your internet link.


What will I need to view my images?

You will need a computer with either a connection directly to radiology via a hospital network or an internet connection (minimum 384 kbps ADSL). The computer needs to have Windows XP (or higher), with Internet Explorer 6 or higher).
Note: Only Internet Explorer is supported by the system as an ActiveX control is used to display the images. We recommend a computer of the following specifications for viewing images:

Recommended System Requirements
Intel Core i5 Processor
200 GB Hard Drive 7200RPM
19″ Monitor (1024×768 minimum resolution)
Windows 10
Internet Explorer 11 or higher
Internet: 10Mbps ADSL or 3G/HSDPA

Minimum System Requirements
2 GHz Processor
120 GB Hard Drive
17″ Monitor (1024×768 minimum resolution)
Windows 7
Internet Explorer 7 or Higher
Internet: 4Mbps ADSL or 3G/HSDPA
Should you have any special requirements please contact us, we will be able to assist with any technical queries and we can also recommend suppliers for purchasing equipment should you require any.

Can I still get film?

Film will no longer be provided.

What is iPACS?

Bayradiology has developed a web-based mobile viewer to address a key problem faced in any PACS environment, namely mobility. iPACS was custom developed for the iPad but will run on most of the tablet and smartphone browsers available on the market today. The images are compressed and optimized for speed on mobile broadband networks. Referring doctors can access all images, including CT and MRI, as well as reports within seconds. Please note that images are for review purposes only.
iPACS is available free of charge to our referring doctors. For more information about this service, please contact our PACS Department

Can I run the system on my Apple MAC?

For users who have Apple computers, you can purchase software such as Parallels or VMWare Fusion to run Windows Applications on your MAC. These applications allow you to run Windows on a virtual computer on your MAC system.
Please note this will slow down your MAC as the Windows virtual machine will reserve some of the computer resources in order to run. The other option is to use BootCamp and dual boot your MAC with Windows.
We strongly recommend that you use a Windows computer and not a MAC for the purposes of viewing radiology images on our PACS system.
Netcare Greenacres Doctors Please note: Netcare has a network policy that blocks network ports if it detects more than one computer attached to it, for example through the use of a network switch. Using a virtual machine on an Apple computer may cause your network connection to be shut down. Please contact us or Netcare if you have any connectivity issues when using a virtual machine on your Apple computer.

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