Gibson General Hospital Updates Digital X-ray
Gibson General Hospital updates digital x-ray imaging equipment
Princeton, Indiana – November 6, 2013 –Gibson General Hospital in Princeton, Indiana announced that its radiology department has upgraded its digital x-ray and fluoroscopy equipment with a new system from Shimadzu Medical Systems USA, a subsidiary of Shimadzu Corporation. Alpha Imaging, Shimadzu’s medical equipment distributor in Indiana coordinated the sale and installation of the system.
The new Shimadzu Fluorospeed 300 is designed to optimize productivity between general x-ray and fluoroscopic use in a radiology department. The system incorporates the AeroDR, a wireless digital radiography system from Konica Minolta Medical Imaging USA.
The flexibility of this digital radiography/fluoroscopy (R/F) room enables the radiology department staff to perform any type of R/F specialty exam, including those ordered by emergency physicians, orthopedic surgeons, and pediatric specialists. The Fluorospeed 300 includes a digital imaging platform (the DAR8000i), which improves overall workflow and efficiency by its ease of use and program flexibility. It provides instant access to the image, resulting in potentially faster visualization and interpretation of the image, and streamlined treatment for improved patient care.
The AeroDR has a 17” x 17” flat panel detector. It supports wireless networking, which transmits acquired digital x-ray images in three seconds to the console where a radiographic technologist who performed the exam will perform quality control review of the images.
The new R/F system replaces an older computed radiography system used to perform x-ray exams and an older R/F system, both from other x-ray equipment companies. “This is our first Shimadzu system. When we began to look for replacement products, we determined that Shimadzu offered an economically priced, high performance single system that could replace the two systems without compromising the performance and efficiency we require for our radiology department,” said Debbie L. Neufelder, the department’s director and a professional radiologic technologist.
She added, “The Konica DR system acquires excellent diagnostic quality images that our radiologists demand. Once radiography or fluoroscopy images have been reviewed, a part of our quality assurance protocols, they are transmitted electronically to the department’s electronic radiology system (called a PACS) for display, interpretation by a radiologist, and secure archival storage.”
About Gibson General Hospital
Gibson General Hospital is a 25 bed critical access community hospital located in southwestern Indiana. It serves a predominantly agricultural community of approximately 34,000 individuals.
Shimadzu Corporation, founded in 1896 in Kyoto, Japan, is a global provider of medical diagnostic equipment including conventional, interventional, and digital X-ray systems. Shimadzu Medical Systems USA is headquartered in Torrance, California, with direct operations headquartered in Dallas, Texas. It maintains sales and service offices throughout the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean. Visit www.shimadzu.com for detailed information.
About Alpha Imaging
Alpha Imaging LLC, headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, is one of the largest independent sales and service providers of advanced medical imaging equipment in the United States. Celebrating 25 years in the imaging industry, Alpha Imaging partners with leading global manufacturers to deliver state-of-the-art products and services that meet the clinical, operational and economic needs of the U.S. healthcare market. One of Inc. Magazine’s fastest growing companies, Alpha Imaging builds customer loyalty with a personal touch rarely seen in today’s medical imaging marketplace. Learn more about Alpha Imaging at www.alpha-imaging.com