Start with the PACS that currently suits your needs and just let it grow if needed.
All PACS variants are fitted with interfaces for study request communication using HIS/RIS (HL7). The systems differ by their number of modalities that can be integrated as well as the number of simultaneous users in image distribution.
The Modality PACS systems come with one to four CHILI Report diagnostic workstations. The larger variants also contain licenses for DICOM Query/Retrieve and retrieval from foreign programs DICOM applications.

Features

  • All data online – no pre-liminary loading required
  • High reliability by fault tolerance and redundancy
  • Web-based image distribution
  • Integrated teleradiology

Benefits

  • Increased efficiency due to standardized processes
  • Reduction of administrative work for IT
  • Higher patient throughput
  • Referring physician loyalty due to electronic provision of data

 

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Highlights

Multitenancy

Data may be separated logically or physically into different data areas in order to meet data privacy requirements

Data reconciliation

Foreign data from CD/DVD or from teleradiology can comfortably be adapted to the internal IDs

Multimedia data

Open for all data: Images, videos and documents in any format (DICOM and non-DICOM)

Products

The starter system for one modality, one radiologist and two web-based workplaces for radiographers or medical assistants. 

This system is typically installed on a high-performance PC. The archive as well as the reporting software run on that PC. The interface to a HIS or office computer system receives study requests using HL7 and makes them available in a DICOM Modality Worklist. The images generated by the modality are saved in the Modality PACS. The diagnostic reporting software and the image distribution access to those data. Data with incorrect attribution can be corrected using the Data Manager.

Modality PACS

Features

  • Integration with existing office computer system or RIS 
  • Transfer of study request into the Modality Worklist

Benefits

  • Cost-effective start when only one modality is used
  • Professional solution
  • Can be extended easily for additional modalities and workplaces

The small PACS  for offices and ambulatory healthcare centers with up to five modalities, three radiologists and four web-based workplaces for radiographers or medical assistants. 

The archive and image distribution are typically installed on a server.  The diagnostic reporting software runs on the radiologist's own PC. The interface to the HIS or to an office computer system receives study requests using HL7 and makes them available to the modality in a DICOM Modality Worklist. The images generated by the modality are saved in the PACS. The diagnostic reporting software and the image distribution access to those data. Data with incorrect attribution can be corrected using the Data Manager.

Multi-Modality PACS

Features

  • Integration with existing office computer system or RIS 
  • Transfer of study request into the Modality Worklist
  • For offices with up to three radiologists and up to four radiographers
  • Professional solution despite low costs
  • Can be extended easily for additional modalities and workplaces

Benefits

  • For offices with up to three radiologists and up to four radiographers
  • Professional solution despite low costs
  • Can be extended easily for additional modalities and workplaces

The CHILI Hospital PACS is the solution recommended for smaller hospitals. The CHILI Hospital PACS receives, saves and visualizes DICOM and Non-DICOM data and can smoothly be integrated into the existing infrastructure. The software package contains all major functions and interfaces in order to link various in-house systems, such as HIS, RIS, modalities while meeting the IHE specifications. With its integrated web server, the Hospital PACS Advanced comes with web-based image distribution for 10 simultaneous users.

Hospital PACS

Features

  • Integration with HIS/ RIS 
  • Up to 8 modalities
  • 10 simultaneous users in image distribution

Benefits

  • Separation of clients: Data may be separated logically or physically into different data areas in order to meet data privacy requirements
  • Adaptation of foreign data: Foreign data from CD/DVD or from teleradiology can comfortably be adapted to the internal IDs
  • Multimedial data: Open for all data: Images, videos and documents in any format (DICOM and non-DICOM)

The CHILI Hospital PACS Advanced is the solution recommended for medium-sized hospitals. The CHILI Hospital PACS Advanced receives, saves and visualizes DICOM and non-DICOM data and can smoothly be integrated into the existing infrastructure. 

The software package contains all major functions and interfaces in order to link various in-house systems, such as HIS, RIS, modalities while meeting the IHE specifications. With its integrated web server, the Hospital PACS Advanced comes with web-based image distribution for 15 simultaneous users.

Hospital PACS Advanced

Features

  • Integration with HIS/ RIS 
  • Up to 12 modalities
  • 15 simultaneous users in image distribution
  • DICOM Query/Retrieve for retrieval from three different systems

Benefits

  • Separation of clients: Data may be separated logically or physically into different data areas in order to meet data privacy requirements
  • Adaptation of foreign data: Foreign data from CD/DVD or from teleradiology can comfortably be adapted to the internal IDs
  • Multimedial data: Open for all data: Images, videos and documents in any format (DICOM and non-DICOM)
  • The PACS can be queried from foreign systems via DICOM Query/Retrieve

The CHILI Enterprise PACS is the solution recommended for large hospitals. 

The CHILI Enterprise PACS receives, saves and visualizes DICOM and non-DICOM data and can smoothly be integrated into the existing infrastructure. The software package contains all major functions and interfaces in order to link various in-house systems, such as HIS, RIS, modalities while meeting the IHE specifications. With its integrated web server, the Enterprise PACS comes with web-based image distribution for 50 simultaneous users.

Enterprise PACS

Features

  • Integration with HIS/ RIS
  • Up to 15 modalities
  • 50 simultaneous users in image distribution
  • DICOM Query/Retrieve for retrieval from ten different systems

Benefits

  • Separation of clients: Data may be separated logically or physically into different data areas in order to meet data privacy requirements
  • Adaptation of foreign data: Foreign data from CD/DVD or from teleradiology can comfortably be adapted to the internal IDs
  • Multimedial data: Open for all data: Images , videos and documents in any format (DICOM and non-DICOM)
  • The PACS can be queried from foreign systems via DICOM Query/Retrieve
  • The PACS may be spread over several sites

Short-term memory with integrated web server for foreign data from imported patient CDs/DVDs and teleradiology data received. The system allows media to be imported separately and to be viewed or interpreted at different workplaces by different users. Imported data are available throughout the institution and may be corrected and transferred into the “normal” PACS as necessary.

Import PACS Basic

Features

  • Manual import of CDs to any workplace 
  • Visualization and interpretation of images in the web browser throughout the institution
  • Three web users simultaneously  
  • One DICOM receiver node for receiving foreign data via DICOM protocol (teleradiology)
  • On demand: Correction of foreign data and transmission to the main PACS
  • Data that have not been taken over will be deleted automatically after an adjustable period of time

Benefits

  • The data are imported separately by the radiographer
  • Alleviation for the doctor since foreign data are available at each workplace
  • No foreign data in the PACS
  • Increase of patient throughput
  • Cost saving through process improvement

Short-term memory with integrated web server for foreign data from imported patient CDs/DVDs and teleradiology data received. The system allows media to be imported separately and to be viewed or interpreted at different workplaces by different users. Imported data are available throughout the institution and may be corrected and transferred into the “normal” PACS as necessary.

Import PACS Advanced

Features

  • Manual import of CDs to any workplace 
  • Visualization and interpretation of images in the web browser throughout the institution
  • Ten web users simultaneously 
  • Three DICOM receiver nodes for receiving foreign data via DICOM protocol (teleradiology)
  • On demand: Correction of foreign data and transmission to the main PACS
  • Data that have not been taken over will be deleted automatically after an adjustable period of time

Benefits

  • The data are imported separately by the radiographer
  • Alleviation for the doctor since foreign data are available at each workplace
  • No foreign data in the PACS
  • Increase of patient throughput
  • Cost saving through process improvement

CHILI Web is a software solution for image distribution and teleradiology based on the well-tried CHILI PACS architecture which is capable of being extended. The system is IHE-compliant and can smoothly be integrated into the clinical workflow. The CHILI web server receives images from the imaging modalities or from a PACS via DICOM and saves them in a relational database system. The web server may be used as an interface to the existing PACS and can make PACS images available to web users.

CHILI Web

Features

  • No software installation on the Clients, since web-based
  • No dependence on specific browsers or versions
  • Can be called from other systems (HIS, RIS, office computer, electronic medical record, ...)
  • Users have the same setting at all workplaces
  • Can be combined with PACS systems from other manufacturers

Benefits

  • Saves resources, since no configuration needs to be made for user accounts and no deployment required 
  • Increase of process quality: All images are available at all workplaces at any time
  • Cost saving, as the viewer can also be used for reading and reporting
  • Multiple uses, as encryption and compression enable its use for teleradiology