GE Centricity RIS/PACS goes live at Florence Nightingale Kiziltoprak
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
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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