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The Evolution of VNA: From Simple PACS to a Vendor Neutral Architecture

The term Vendor Neutral ARCHIVE is used by many software vendors, including PACS vendors, to identify the archiving function of their product. This is the component used to reliably manage, store, retrieve, and query medical images and related information. Unfortunately, there is no official definition of the functionality of a VNA.

A useful definition of the comprehensive Vendor Neutral ARCHITECTURE is that it copes with medical and consumer standards while being agnostic to database, operating system, image generating device and infrastructure.

VNA offerings vary from vendor to vendor. The result is confusion among users due to the lack of a comparison of VNA functionality and features.

Available for: ABII CEU Credit of .5 hours towards the Certified Imaging Informatics Professional (CIIP) Certification Program



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