Recent Purchases

March 1, 1999

Recent PurchasesAccess Radiology has landed a contract valued at more than $500,000 from the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. The site will employ the Lexington, MA-based firm's Framewave miniPACS distribution technology via a Web

Recent Purchases

Access Radiology has landed a contract valued at more than $500,000 from the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. The site will employ the Lexington, MA-based firm's Framewave miniPACS distribution technology via a Web server.

Among other new orders for Access, St. Mary's Hospital in Huntington, WV, will install a remote primary diagnostic wide-area network. The deal is valued at over $250,000. APPI of Topeka, KS, has ordered a remote primary diagnostic WAN system in an award estimated at more than $300,000. Finally, Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corp. of Bethel, AK, will install a Framewave miniPACS network in a contract placed at over $500,000.

Agfa will begin installation in mid-1999 of phase one of a three-year contract for a PACS at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, MI. The deal is valued at more than $14 million. The Ridgefield Park, NJ-based company has also completed installation of a $4 million large-scale PACS at Carolinas HealthCare System.

Brit Systems has begun installation of a $4 million large-scale PACS at Kelsey Seybold Clinic in Houston. In addition to Brit's PACS technology, the healthcare institution will employ ACR-2000 computed radiology readers from Lumisys of Sunnyvale, CA, and two ddR Multi-Systems from Swissray International of New York City. The site may also employ StorageTek's new 9840 tape drives (PNN 1/99), and it will be available for touring at this year's Symposium for Computer Applications in Radiology in May.

DeJarnette Research Systems has placed three of its ImageShare CR QC workstations at the University of Iowa Medical Center in Iowa City, IA. The workstations are interfaced to Fuji CR readers and the Towson, MD-based firm's LaserShare network print device.

In addition, DeJarnette has installed three ImageShare workstations, two Medishare 1000 informatics gateways, and an ImageShare video acquisition workstation at Bassett Army Community Hospital at Eielson Air Force Base in Fort Greely, AK.

Dynamic Healthcare Technologies has installed its Dynamic PACSPlus PACS offering at Next Generation Radiology in Merrick, NY, and Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, MO. In addition, the Lake Mary, FL-based company has placed its Dynamic RadPlus RIS offering at Deaconess Hospital in Oklahoma City, OK, and the University of North Carolina Hospitals of Chapel Hill, NC. The UNC order includes more than 120 RadPlus workstations, the firm's Optima mammography management system, and interfaces with many other information systems.

IDX Systems of Burlington, VT, has signed a deal with the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. IDX will be integrating the site's imaging modalities and GE PACS network with its own IDXRad RIS and imaging suite.

McKessonHBOC landed 28 new customers for its Pathways Image Manager in the fourth quarter of 1998. Several large orders for the company's MedVision PACS technology were included in the awards, according to the Atlanta-based firm's Imaging Solutions Group.

Philips Medical Systems North America has been awarded a four-facility PACS contract from Aurora Healthcare of Wisconsin. The project includes digital image capture, soft-copy viewing, and on-call soft-copy review at physician's homes, according to the Shelton, CT-based company. The on-call application will represent the firm's first installation of its EasyWeb Web-based image viewing offering. The first site was online in mid-February.

Siemens Medical Systems of Iselin, NJ, announced activity in its PACS group. Saint John's Health Center in Santa Monica, CA, will spend close to $2 million in the first phase of an enterprise PACS project. Diagnostic reading workstations, RAID and optical jukeboxes, image distribution workstations, and CR readers will be installed. Cross- sectional modalities will also be connected to the PACS.

Children's Medical Center in Dallas is now in phase two of its PACS installation and will be adding CR readers and expanding their image distribution and RAID technology. Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, FL, is adding new diagnostic workstations and upgrading existing units. RAID capability is also being increased.