VIHA buys direct radiography from IDC
CALGARY – IDC announced that its
new line of X-Series direct digital X-ray technology has been designated
a preferred technology by the Vancouver Island Health Authority (VIHA)
to replace less efficient cassette-based Computed Radiography (CR)
systems currently in use. Along with this designation, IDC has received
a commitment from VIHA to purchase six (6) DR systems for immediate
“We are continuously upgrading the diagnostic capabilities at our
hospitals and imaging centers. As is true of most large medical
facilities in Canada, we strive to provide the most modern digital
imaging technologies available while working with limited funds,” said
Dr. John Mathieson, Director of Diagnostic Imaging for VIHA.
“We searched extensively for the right combination of high performance
technology and affordable cost and believe the new X-Series line from
IDC represents the strongest available combination of image quality,
features and economics. We are pleased to be working with an
award-winning Canadian company to bring high quality digital imaging to
a wide range of healthcare sites across Vancouver Island.”
VIHA will initially replace six (6) rooms of CR equipped radiography
systems with three (3) different configurations of new X3C detector
equipped IDC digital radiography (DR) systems.
These new rooms will be installed at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital
(Nanaimo, BC), West Coast General Hospital (Port Alberni, BC), Cowichan
General Hospital (Duncan, BC) and several smaller clinics.
“We look forward to the opportunity to work with the professional
imaging teams at VIHA and showcasing our latest technology here as a
luminary site. It is a great opportunity for all parties,” said Rex
Harmon, Vice President of Western Sales for IDC.
CAN-med Healthcare (Halifax, NS), is IDC’s business partner for the VIHA
project; providing ongoing local service and support.
About Vancouver Island Health Authority (VIHA)
VIHA is one of British Columbia’s five major health regions serving the
needs of over 730,000 people on Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands, and
portions of the adjacent BC coast through an extensive network of
hospitals, clinics, health units and residential communities.
IDC (Imaging Dynamics Company) is a medical technology company and
innovative force in the fast-growing field of digital radiography (DR)
technology. IDC’s X-Series of direct capture technology replaces
conventional film-based X-rays and provides a cost-effective alternative
to cassette based film or computed radiography (CR) systems. Each IDC DR
solution provides high resolution radiographic images in the digital
format required for today’s electronic medical record networks, all
without the use of film, environmentally harmful chemicals, cassettes or
expensive imaging plates. IDC is based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
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