In the latest years the Nicaraguan government, with the credit support of international financing institutions, has been putting a lot of efforts in improving the health care in the country. Several hospitals and clinics have been built or are under constructions. Two international companies, the Austrian VAMED and the Spanish MAKIBER have been selected in the bidding processes for the construction and equipment of some of the hospitals. CRCB-PACS is proud of being selected to provide the PACS Systems to these companies and projects.

Completed Projects

Hospital de la Mujer Bertha Calderón in Managua

In 2017, the Nicaraguan Ministry of Health inaugurated the modern Emergency and Radiology building at the Bertha Calderón Women's Hospital. VAMED was responsible for the construction and equipment and subcontracted CRCB-PACS for the installation of the PACS System and two viewing rooms with 4 working stations to process ultrasound and mammography images, as well as tomography studies.

Hospital Manolo Morales in Managua

In 2019 under a contract with VAMED, CRCB-PACS installed the PACS System in the new annex building of Manolo Morales Peralta Hospital in Managua. With this new building, the hospital expanded its radiology and emergency services.

The CRCB-PACS system enables the seamless integration, secure storage, robust backup, and dynamic visualization of images and studies originating from three ultrasound machines, one X-ray device, one CT scanner, and one MRI. This advanced system significantly streamlines and enhances the diagnostic processes for healthcare professionals, including doctors and radiology specialists. Furthermore, it features a dedicated viewing room equipped with four workstations and extends access to ten viewing stations situated across various consulting rooms and halls, further optimizing clinical workflows.

Each year, the PACS System processes around 30,000 ultrasound images, 50,000 X-rays, 12,000 CT scans, and 5,000 MRI scans.

Future Projects

Hospital Escuela Oscar Danilo Rosales (HEODRA) in western Nicaragua

A modern public hospital, HEODRA, will be inaugurated in 2024 in the city of León to serve the residents of western Nicaragua. It will offer specialties such as surgery, physiatry, ophthalmology, psychiatry, pulmonology, maxillofacial, oncology, and nephrology, among others, as well as rehabilitation services, chemotherapy, dialysis, hemodialysis, endoscopies, intensive care, transplants, and radiological examinations including ultrasound, X-ray, CT, and MRI. The Spanish company MAKIBER is responsible for its construction and equipment. CRCB-PACS has been subcontracted by MAKIBER for the installation of the PACS System and two viewing rooms with four workstations.  All rooms and consulting areas will have access to the PACS server as well.

Hospital Departamental Ocotal-Nueva Segovia, in northen Nicaragua

The new Departmental Hospital is a project that will have a capacity of 236 beds and will be distributed across 7 buildings. It will include specialized areas such as Physical Medicine, Rehabilitation, Oncology, Chemotherapy, Nephrology, Pain Clinic, Endoscopies, External Consultations, Emergencies, Obstetric Units, Neonatology, pharmacy, 4 Operating Rooms, and state-of-the-art equipment and cutting-edge technology in radiology. Under a contract with VAMED, CRCB-PACS will install the PACS System and two image viewing stations.

Hospital Nuevo Amanecer de Bilwi, In the North Caribbean of Nicaragua

In 2024 the North Caribbean Region of Nicaragua will have its regional hospital as well. MAKIBER is in charge of the construction and equipment. The hospital will have 207 beds and will be equipped with state-of-the-art medical services, such as physical medicine, rehabilitation, oncology, chemotherapy, hemodialysis, ophthalmology, nephrology, pain clinic, endoscopy, emergency, outpatient consultation, imaging, hospitalization, obstetrics, neonatology and pharmacy, as well as 6 operating rooms.

Under request of MAKIBER, CRCB-PACS has made a proposal for the installation of the PACS System, which includes a RIS platform, 5 working stations, and a Dicom film printer.
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