Belgian medical imaging firm, Barco has won a significant contract to supply high-grade PACS display systems to the ‘Hospital das Clínicas da Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de São Paulo’, the largest hospital in Brazil.

The new systems will be installed in the hospital’s reporting rooms and will be deployed to replace the existing film-based radiology workflow. Delivery and installation will be carried out by Macsym Tecnologia Eletrônica, Barco’s local partner in Brazil.

“We are very pleased to contribute to this strategic PACS project in the biggest and most important hospital in Brazil,” says Carlos Alberto Kavai, Director at Macsym.

“By choosing the Barco Nio display systems, the University Hospital of São Paulo has opted for a dependable visualization solution with a proven track record at a very competitive price. Performing approximately 500,000 diagnostic procedures every year, the hospital will certainly benefit from the high level of productivity delivered by the Nio display systems,” he added.

The order for Barco’s Nio displays is part of a larger PACS project, including replacement of the hospital’s old modalities with DICOM compliant devices, installation of a DICOM server and storage, and setup of new workstations for image visualisation and diagnosis.

Erico Bueno, PACS Coordinator at the University Hospital of São Paulo, said: “Even in times where budget constraints are a reality, our hospital decided to opt for a solution that delivers the quality our staff and patients deserve. After analysis and testing, we concluded that Barco’s Nio systems best met our expectations. The Nio systems allow us to keep the quality, accuracy and reliability of our reporting to the highest level.”

Altogether the hospital ordered 23 Nio Fusion 4 megapixel color systems with a resolution of 4MP and seven Nio grayscale systems with a resolution of 3MP. Eleven workstations will be installed in the hospital’s radiology institute.