AnimalScan: A Journey to Becoming Experts in Animal Imaging

AnimalScan is a leading provider of animal imaging services in the US. Their branded outpatient imaging centers, located on both coasts, are fully equipped diagnostic facilities that contain the most advanced scanning equipment. They are the leader when it comes to animal MRI with each center staffed with a team of experienced radiologists, technologists, and anesthesiologists. AnimalScan also partners with specialty vets by leasing and servicing scanners in their own locations and work directly with referring vets to source their off premises imaging needs. With a growing number of locations across the United States, professionals in the veterinary industry are becoming familiar with the AnimalScan name. However, not many people know the story of how AnimalScan originated.

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Topics: cloud pacs, medical image viewer, PACS, mobile image viewing, Veterinary

Millions of medical records are not securely stored. Are yours?

A recent article in ProPublica identified that millions of medical records are not securely stored. According to the article, “Hundreds of computer servers worldwide that store patient X-rays and MRIs are so insecure that anyone with a web browser and a few lines of computer code can view patient records.”

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Topics: VPN, PACS, PHI

How Much Does a New PACS Cost?


Most PACS have a maximum useful life of somewhere in the range of seven to ten years. If yours is nearing that age, you need to begin considering your budget for a new PACS. A PACS of the ’00s vintage (2000-2009) likely was very expensive and static, meaning that it was available almost exclusively within the four walls of your facility and has a fixed amount of storage. You probably purchased the PACS from your modality vendor or from a company with a brand name that made you feel comfortable that your decision would be viewed as “smart.” But since the time you purchased your PACS the world of digital medical imaging has changed! 

So how much does a new PACS cost?

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Topics: cloud pacs, PACS

What PACS Should I Get For My New Modality?

All modality owners know that they have other purchases left to be made. The most important of which is probably a PACS. While there are many different implementations available for a PACS solution, the one you select is determined based off of your needs and the way your practice’s workflow is built out. Overall, there are three main categories of PACS. Here is how to tell which one is right for you…

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Topics: PACS, Modality

I Just Bought A Modality. Now What?

First time modality buyers can find themselves in a conundrum if their modality vendor is not a one stop shop. When you purchase any modality, you get the ability to take medical images and send those images somewhere. What you still need to purchase depends on your use case and business infrastructure, but a PACS is almost a definite must have. Here’s why…

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Topics: PACS, Modality

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