2012-01-13 / Community

PHC Extends Radiology Services

Peninsula Hospital Center (PHC) unveiled its new state of the art Novarad Radiology Information System (RIS). The newly installed equipment will prove cost cutting, saving the hospital thousands of dollars annually, in addition to providing state-of-the-art radiographic studies.

“We are delighted to receive this state of the art equipment for our imaging department,” said Jeff Papkin, R.T., Administrative Director of Imaging Services. “Our physicians will now have the ability to access their imaging studies on their iPads and smart phones. They will now have access anytime, anyplace.”

The Novarad RIS is the leader in radiology innovations and will move the hospital from the traditional radiology system that resulted in time consumption and limited access to files to a more modern, efficient system. With this new system physicians will be able to access CT, MRIs, among other critical imaging scans remotely. Renowned for its picture archive communication system, Novarad RIS will move PHC away from storing imaging results in physical files.

Stanley Sprecher, M.D., Director of Radiology at the Hospital Center, is very enthusiastic about the new technology. “This is an exciting development for our radiology services. This thoroughly modern, state-of-the-art digital radiology PACS system will improve the quality of radioscopic studies as well as enable the attending physicians to view images at all times both from their offices and from home.”

According to a spokesperson, these technological advancements being made at the hospital are all very positive signs that PHC is coming back stronger than ever. This announcement comes on the heels of the announcement that Peninsula secured Cardiac Science Quint Stress Test Units in an effort to strengthen the services the hospital provides to the community.

“This is only one example of how we will continue to introduce new state-ofthe art technology to Peninsula Hospital Center. We are moving forward and are keenly aware of how important quality health care is to this community,” says Todd Miller, CEO of Peninsula Hospital Center. “This is really only the beginning. We have many more plans as we move into the future.”

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