Calvary Wakefield goes live with digital image storage system

Adelaide's Calvary Wakefield Hospital has opened a new $1.4 million cardiac catheterisation laboratory equipped with a new digital image storage and reporting system.

The new lab replaces the hospital's ageing former lab and includes 3D imaging technology integrating ultrasound, computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) images with live, in-situ imaging, which is then displayed as a single image on a large 150cm colour monitor.

Calvary Wakefield Hospital CEO Robert Wise said in a statement that the new lab will be able to offer cardiac stenting and neuro-intervention.

“Our new lab enables doctors to instantaneously monitor and minimise patient radiation exposure, therefore significantly reducing the risk of any skin injury,” Mr Wise said.

“The lab’s new digital image storage and reporting system improves the access and sharing of a patient’s images and reports, allowing for faster decisions to be made regarding their treatment, which in many cases, allows them to return to comfort of their own homes sooner.

The hospital’s cath lab undertakes about 1600 procedures each year.

Posted in Australian eHealth

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