Forth Valley designated a centre of excellence

NHS Forth Valley chairman Ian Mullen unveils a plaque, supported by Stirling Royal Infirmary consultant radiologist Dr Raj Burgul, Carestream Health account manager for Scotland Julian Noble, Forth Valley imaging services manager Norma Wilson, Carestream project manager Dave Malpass, department manager Lynda Bennie and Carestream Health applications specialist Rosie Devlin.


Carestream Health has declared the radiology department at NHS Forth Valley to be a centre of excellence for the UK and Ireland. This marks the department’s willingness to share best practice and experiences of a new Carestream PACS installation and to host other healthcare providers to demonstrate how the system works in practice.


Forth Valley chairman Ian Mullen unveiled a plaque to mark the success and praised staff for being on the leading edge of technical healthcare, which, he said, was a great benefit to patients.


“I am proud that the commitment of our staff has been recognised,” he commented.


“The new National PACS has meant a move from conventional film x-rays to digital imaging. Clinicians are now able to view x-rays from computers in wards and clinics.


“It also enables x-rays taken at one hospital in Scotland to be viewed in another centre hundreds of miles away, without having to wait for films to be transferred. This means doctors can make immediate decisions on the basis of imaging rather than having to wait for scan results.’


See the full report on page 18 of the April 2010 issue of RAD Magazine.

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