Information With Integrity
Blackbird's Servers (RIS and PACS) are offered as "on site" and / or "remote" options. Please see the submenu for the advantages and disadvantages of each option.
  • Full house. Blackbird RIS, PACS, billing and image distribution
  • Blackbird PACS and image distribution (click for details)
  • Blackbird offsite backup service for your local image archive (click for details)
  • Blackbird OsiriX optimized PACS (click for details)

  • There is a fee to set up the servers / workstations as well as a monthly fee that covers monitoring, software use and remote support. Please note that while the data belongs to you, the various components of Blackbird's software solution remain Blackbird property and are never sold.
  • Generally we do not supply on site hardware (although we provide comprehensive specs and advice).
  • We set up and manage all servers (RIS, Archive, HL7 broker, Image and Report distribution, Billing and EDI). Your supplier will need to connect the computers to your network and allow internet access.
  • We do not sell the Blackbird RIS independently of the Blackbird archive.
  • After 21 days, once you are satisfied with the solution, you will need to purchase a Filemaker Server Advanced License as well as Filemaker Licenses for each workstation - current pricing may be found at
  • When using Blackbird's Archive as your primary Archive (vs backup archive) you are required to follow our modality naming convention (AET)
  • You are responsible for ensuring you modalities are fully DICOM compliant
  • You are responsible for your network and internet access (although we will help by monitoring and notifying your contractor regarding problems)


  • Set Up US$ 11 500 for up to 5 modalities then US$ 207 per additional modality. Any AET addition or change after the initial set up is classed as an additional modality.
  • Monthly US$ 3.44 per G per month, with a min charge of US$ 2300 p.m. (Typically a busy practice with 2 radiologists and 5 modalities will generate 200 G of data per month)

  • Set Up    US$ 2875 per radiologist workstation, US$ 1380 for other workstations
  • Monthly  US$ 1668 per radiologist workstation,   US$ 863 for other workstations

  • Set Up    US$ 4600
  • Monthly EDI as per third party. Otherwise included in RIS license

Non diagnostic Image and Report Distribution
  • Set Up    US$ 5750
  • Monthly   US$ 1.55 per report

Diagnostic Image and Report Distribution per user (either Blackbird routers or web based)
  • Set Up    US$ 570
  • Monthly   US$ 230 plus US$ 1.55 per report

  • Manuals as well and training videos are included in the purchase price.
  • Courses (user does "homework" based on web materials we specify and then answers questionnaires which we mark and then discuss with that user to ensure all the core concepts are well understood): US$ 230 per user per course.
  • Live Remote training: US$ 345 per hour.

Users may deposit directly to Intelligent Medical Systems (Pty) Ltd:

Bank Details
(Please fax the deposit slip to 0866 70 80 74)
Bank: First National Bank
Branch: Hout Bay
Account Name: Bluebird
Account No: 62027277004
Branch Code: 204-009
Country: South Africa
Deposit Ref: "yourName"

* Prices as of 1 April 2022 and exclude VAT, prices increase by the COL each year on April 1


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National: 0861 629 329 (Alternative 021 680 5066)
  International: +27 21 680 5066