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Diagnostic imaging

Digital mammo PACS improves efficiency

MONTREAL – Intelerad Medical Systems, a provider of PACS and workflow solutions, announced that Edmonton-based Insight Medical Imaging (IMI) is using the IntelePACS Breast Imaging solution for its screening and diagnostic mammography studies.

Insight is a group practice of over 20 radiologists reading almost 300,000 studies yearly. It offers services for X-ray, ultrasound, nuclear medicine, MRI, fluoroscopy, CT, and mammography at 13 clinics in Edmonton and the surrounding area.

An accredited member of the Canadian Association of Radiologists, Insight participates in the Alberta Breast Screening Program and delivers screening results to referring physicians through the NetCare Provincial Repository.

Insight looked into different options for their software solution when the decision was made to purchase eleven digital mammography units. They could have used the equipment manufacturer’s software, but the cost for multiple dedicated workstations and the inconvenience of having to read from different viewers were major obstacles.

Contrary to this, with its enterprise-wide licensing model, Intelerad IntelePACS Breast Imaging is used by as many radiologists as needed and provides secure access to multi-modality images.

“Our radiologists have been using IntelePACS for several years now, so it was natural to turn to Intelerad for our breast imaging solution,” said Dr. Roger Holub, radiologist at Insight. “IntelePACS Breast Imaging allows us to work from the same interface for all studies and priors, including mammography. ”

“We achieve significant efficiency gains with the ability to provide final results as soon as we get the studies. Now we have the capability to offer a better service to referring physicians and patients with same day results for all digital exams.”

“We truly appreciate working with Insight, and we are confident that the addition of IntelePACS Breast Imaging will help deliver better quality care for the Alberta Breast Screening Program and women’s health,” said Chris Henri, Founder and Chief Technology Officer of Intelerad Medical Systems.

About Intelerad
Intelerad Medical Systems is a recognized leader in medical imaging PACS and workflow solutions. IntelePACS relies on a scalable, flexible and fault-tolerant architecture. Intelerad solutions increase productivity, encourage physician loyalty, foster collaboration and support best quality management practices.

Posted July 29, 2010