ROCHESTER, N.Y., March 7 — Crystal Clinic Orthopaedic Center (CCOC), a partnership with Summa Health System (Akron, Ohio), purchased a CARESTREAM Vue PACS and 14 Carestream and Quantum DR systems to streamline workflow and help its 34 orthopaedic and two plastic surgeons enhance patient care.
Crystal Clinic physicians perform over 16,000 inpatient and outpatient surgeries and conduct more than 60,000 medical imaging exams a year. They have 12 clinics in the greater Akron area that receive more than 105,000 clinic visits per year.
“We selected Carestream’s Vue PACS because it offers exceptional functionality including surgical templating and 3D imaging. Vue PACS also allows us to use our existing digital dictation system and most importantly, Carestream’s Vue Connect interfaces with several different PACS systems including a competitive system from our partner. This allows for the exchange of prior patient images,” said Gregg Zolton, Chief Information Officer, Crystal Clinic Orthopaedic Center.
He added that Carestream’s Vue PACS will deliver native tools to enhance user efficiency and will allow physicians to view images and reports captured at multiple locations. “We also selected the company’s digital radiography systems to meet the needs of each clinical location,” Zolton noted.
Digital Imaging Systems Address Needs of Each Location
As part of a joint project involving Captive Radiology (Canton, Ohio) and Centura X-Ray (Cleveland, Ohio), Crystal Clinic Orthopedic Center purchased the following Carestream and Quantum digital imaging systems: three CARESTREAM DRX-Evolution Systems, three CARESTREAM DRX-1 Systems, two CARESTREAM DRX-Ascend Systems and six Quantum Q-Rad Digital DRX systems that feature full console/generator integration. Carestream worked with Centura X-ray on the purchase of digital imaging systems and Captive Radiology handled project management, including preparation of multiple sites, scheduling and installation of these systems.
“Carestream’s flexible digital radiography portfolio allowed us to select systems that address the imaging needs of each of our locations, which contain a variety of old and new X-ray equipment,” Zolton said. “Centers with newer X-ray equipment retrofitted existing rooms with DRX-1 detectors. We replaced older equipment at some medium-volume facilities and installed highly productive DRX-Evolution systems at selected high-volume locations.”
He noted that Carestream’s DRX systems deliver a common user interface across all of CCOC’s outpatient centers, which greatly improves productivity and efficiency. “Our physicians and technologists rotate through many different locations and having a common interface allowed us to reduce our training time and reallocate resources without impacting workflow.”
Prior to this purchase, Crystal Clinic physicians had a very limited PACS platform and used a combination of MRI, CR systems and film.
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About Crystal Clinic Orthopaedic Center
Crystal Clinic Orthopaedic Center, a partnership between Summa Health System and Crystal Clinic physicians, is a regional specialty center in Akron, Ohio, for the treatment of conditions affecting the musculoskeletal system, including bones, joints, muscles, tendons, skin and related tissues. Our board-certified surgeons perform over 16,000 surgeries per year and are active members of Summa’s teaching and medical education staffs. They continually work to improve on existing procedures and technology to ensure optimal patient outcomes and provide comprehensive orthopaedic care, with a treatment plan specific to each patient’s needs. For more information, visit www.crystalclinic.com.
About Captive Radiology
Captive Radiology is one of the nation’s leaders in fixed-based radiology solutions. From project analysis and feasibility, to site design, construction supervision, and even day to day operations, Captive Radiology has created “the perfect fit” for many hospitals and physician practices. For more information about the company’s wide array of radiology services and solutions, please contact us at 330-966-0500, or visit us at http://www.captiveradiology.com/.
About Centura X-Ray
Centura X-ray is a regional X-ray equipment and service provider located in Cleveland, Ohio. We pride ourselves on offering quality products and complete customer satisfaction. Our partnership with Carestream and Quantum has spanned more than a decade with six sales professionals dedicated to building our reputation as a leader in superior X-ray equipment. The field service engineers offer a wide range of experience in many X-ray modalities including mammography, CR, PACS and specialize in digital imaging. The entire staff has established an excellent reputation in the area for customer service, response time and up-time…anytime. For more information on the imaging products and services available at Centura, please visit our website www.centuraxray.com or call 1-800-992-3024.
About Quantum Medical Imaging
Quantum Medical Imaging, a division of Carestream, designs and manufactures medical radiographic systems for hospitals and imaging centers around the world. The company's radiographic systems are backed by our Gold Star network of factory-authorized dealers for sales and service. For more information on Quantum, please visit www.quantummedical.net.
About Carestream Health
Carestream Health is a worldwide provider of dental and medical imaging systems and healthcare IT solutions; X-ray film and digital X-ray systems for non-destructive testing; and advanced materials for the precision films and electronics markets. For more information about the company’s broad portfolio of products, solutions and services, please contact your Carestream Health representative or visit www.carestream.com.
CARESTREAM is a trademark of Carestream Health.