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SMH Brings Agfa PACS Archiving System to Hospital

Western Maine Health Vice President of Clinical Services, M. Patricia Cook, RN,  today proudly announced that it has selected Agfa HealthCare's Picture Archive Communication System (PACS), IMPAX™ 6.0, for its busy radiology department. The installation of the system was finalized recently and will help tie together various systems within the facility, providing physicians and staff with  the most effective and efficient way to handle the community's radiology needs. 

PACS enables viewing, transmitting and storage of diagnostic images such as Computed Tomography (CT) scans, ultrasounds, X-rays, and magnetic resonance images (MRIs) via computer.  Physicians can access and share radiology images and reports securely over the Internet virtually eliminating the need for pictures and film.

"Implementing Agfa's PACS solution is yet another step in moving Stephens Memorial Hospital from the world of analog imaging and film to digital systems," said Dr. William Portner, Radiologist. "We expect to benefit from the many benefits of PACS including increased productivity, improved communication between physicians and departments, reduced film material costs, and fewer repeated studies."
"The addition of the Agfa HealthCare's PACS solution makes our facility one of the most advanced in the region," added Timothy Ingram, Director of Clinical Diagnostics, "With this installation, SMH demonstrates its continued dedication to bringing the highest quality care to our community."
Agfa, the Agfa rhombus and IMPAX are registered trademarks of Agfa-Gevaert N.V., Belgium or its affiliates. All rights reserved.


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