Journal of Digital Imaging

, Volume 12, Supplement 1, pp 211–213 | Cite as

The Conquest Hospital picture archiving and communications system development, 1992 to 1999

  • Keith Foord
  • Nigel Tomlinson
Posters and Demonstrations


Conquest Hospital was a UK regional development site for a pre-Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) picture archiving and communication system (PACS). The initial system was installed in mid 1992. Identification has been made of data transfer, ergonomic and single point of failure issues in the original PACS, which was called “iLAN.” This has informed respecification of a DICOM/HTML PACS, the first stages of which have been hospital renetworking and installation of new DICOM 3.0 computed radiography/fluorography and computed tomography/magnetic resonance imaging segments. Final PACS elements are at contract stage. Plans are being completed for linkage of PACS to a clinical information system to create a comprehensive electronic patient record system.


Compute Radiography Radiology Information System Clinical Information System Electronic Patient Record System Contract Stage 
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© Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • Keith Foord
    • 1
    • 2
  • Nigel Tomlinson
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyConquest HospitalEast SussexUK
  2. 2.NHS Estates, Department of HealthCapitec Scientific ServicesTunbridge WellsUK

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