Almost 131,000 patients are waiting for scans under the HSE’s national integrated medical imaging system (NIMIS) of electronically stored images. A further 34,000 patients are waiting on a non-NIMIS list. Photograph: Getty Images

More than 165,000 patients across the country are on waiting lists for ultrasounds, CT scans and MRIs. This is in addition to the more than 700,000 p(...)

The HSE’s National Integrated Medical Imaging System is used to store radiology, cardiology and other diagnostic images electronically. When images are archived, the  “<”, used in a report, was omitted and was not visible.

The Health Service Executive has said a flaw in its national imaging system for storing scans, which may result in thousands of patients requiring to (...)

Fianna Fáil health spokesperson Billy Kelleher: “People are rightly worried and they want answers.” Photograph: Dara MacDónaill

The fault discovered in the Health Service Executive’s computer systems has become an international issue after the manufacturer issued a worldwide sa(...)