GE PACS system losing medical images

GE Healthcare recently sent a letter to its PACS customers warning them about a potential issue involving the loss of images when using the Centricity to Centricity exam transfer module of the Centricity PACS system. "When another process in the destination server attempts to access the same object or table, the transfer process of a particular image may be terminated," the letter says. "Once terminated, the transfer service skips the image being sent, and continues to send the next image in the exam. The loss of an image could result in a misdiagnosis."

According to GE Healthcare, it is providing software patches to its 3.2X and 4.0 systems to remediate the problem. Letter (.pdf)