A Radiology Information System (RIS) with networking and PACS is being established. In the first phase, the digital imaging modalities i.e. CT, MRI, Colour Doppler, and digital Radiography (DSA) units are being networked for intra-departmental transfer and storage of images in digital format. It is also planned to convert conventional radiographs to the digital format, with long term archiving of images done through a PACS system employing Magneto-Optical discs and jukeboxes.
The RIS will also be integrated with the Hospital information System, enabling images and reports to be transmitted to sites throughout the Hospital, where they can be viewed by the referring clinicians at different sites.