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GE Centricity RIS/PACS goes live at Florence Nightingale Kiziltoprak Hospital, Turkey

3 August 2007

Istanbul, Turkey. Florence Nightingale Kiziltoprak Hospital in Istanbul, Turkey, has installed GE Healthcare’s Centricity radiology and picture archiving system.

Opened in May 2007, the 74-bed hospital is a state-of-the-art healthcare enterprise and the fourth site of a Turkish healthcare network, which includes Sisli Florence Nightingale, Gayrettepe Metropolitan and Mecidiyeköy Europe Hospital.

GE has fully equipped the hospital’s radiology department with diagnostic imaging products ranging from magnetic resonance imaging with GE’s 3T MR Signa Excite HD to cardiac imaging with GE’s LightSpeed VCT to digital mammography and ultrasound imaging systems.

“With all medical image producing departments being part of this state-of-the-art IT solution, there are hardly any limitations for a radiologist or clinician to consult, retrieve or store a patient’s digital images throughout the hospital network,” said Filiz Güler, IT Specialist at the Florence Nightingale hospital. “Patient images from the Florence Nightingale can now be shared remotely via the web where required, with other hospitals that are part of the network.”

The traditional imaging technique of hanging x-ray films on a light box is a thing of the past at the hospital. From any point in the hospital network, radiologists and clinicians can access digital patient data and take advantage of the possibility to compare previous studies with the present ones — at the time of diagnosis.

The next step is to widen the IT network, improve remote reporting and to introduce a teleradiology community dedicated to increase exchange of information, improve communication of experts and improve medical services for the patient.

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