Insignia start one of UK’s largest image migration projects

Insignia Medical Systems, the pioneering UK based Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS) provider, has begun their latest image migration project with Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust. The migration will be one of the largest image migrations to take place in the UK, with over 2.8 million studies and 140 million images.

Although this will be one of the largest migrations completed by the Insignia team, they are experienced at working with such large amounts of historical data, as the company has previously migrated 213 million images and 3.4 million studies at United Lincolnshire NHS Trust, 150 million images at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust and 2.8m studies at Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust.

Speaking about their migration capabilities, Stephen Davis, Lead Technical Architect, Insignia Medical Systems said “In the last 3 years alone, we have worked with 23 NHS Trusts and Health Organisations to migrate over 30 million studies, comprising of around 2 billion images and 500 terabytes of data, to new Insignia PACS and VNA solutions using purely DICOM based retrieval and standard RIS data extracts.

Each migration presents its own unique challenges regarding data cleanliness, originating system architecture, connection performance and reliability, but our team of experts take each opportunity to refine and perfect our migration process and tools - maintaining zero impact on the source systems, and achieving a truly neutral DICOM archive for 3rd party systems or integration into a full Insignia PACS solution.“

As a UK focused PACS and VNA supplier, Insignia are proud to have completed these historic migrations which are amongst the largest in the UK, supporting their ethos of providing the best possible solutions tailored specifically to the UK market.