News | March 23, 2009

Canada Deploys Agfa PACS in Northwest Territories

March 23, 2009 - The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) in Canada has selected Agfa Healthcare’s IMPAX Picture Archiving and Communications System (PACS) to migrate its regional radiology services to a digital environment.

Agfa HealthCare’s IMPAX has already been installed at the Stanton Territorial Hospital, one of four main hospitals in the Northwest Territories and the agreement foresees its expansion to the other three facilities. The new technology will be installed to provide local and remote radiologists with real-time access to patient images, to cut down on costs associated with transporting images across the territory for diagnosis, and improve report turnaround time to promote a better quality of patient care to more than 40,000 residents.

Currently, healthcare professionals from over 18 community facilities in the Northwest Territories transport patient film-based images by traditional mail or by air to Stanton Territorial Hospital in Yellowknife, the only facility in the territory with a radiologist. Once in place, Agfa HealthCare’s IMPAX solution will connect the four main hospitals in the region. GNWT plans to deploy computed radiography systems in the 18 community health centers currently providing diagnostic imaging (DI) services across the Territories. These systems will eventually connect to Agfa HealthCare’s IMPAX solution connecting the vast geography of the Territories to the Territorial PACS.

The IMPAX PACS project is set to be complete at the end of April, 2009, with the computed radiography projected for completion in June 2010.

For more information: www.agfa.com/healthcare

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