Sterling inks Direct Radiography deal

Sterling Diagnostic Imaging of Glasgow, DE, last week announced the signing of a seven-year, $10 million agreement to supply its Direct Radiography and PACS technology to a Canadian healthcare provider. The deal makes Atlantic Health Sciences (AHSC) of

Sterling Diagnostic Imaging of Glasgow, DE, last week announced the signing of a seven-year, $10 million agreement to supply its Direct Radiography and PACS technology to a Canadian healthcare provider. The deal makes Atlantic Health Sciences (AHSC) of Saint John, New Brunswick, one of the first commercial installations of Sterling's Direct Radiography technology.

Under the agreement, Sterling will supply a second-generation Linx network to six AHSC facilities spread over a 250-km area. The installation will include image management workstations supplied by Sterling partner ISG Technologies of Mississauga, Ontario.

Once the network is in place, Sterling will integrate its Direct Radiography selenium-based digital image capture system into the network when DR is commercially available in early 1998. Sterling officials say the installation is notable in that it will represent a model for how DR can be integrated into PACS networks.