You don’t need an X-ray scan to see just how thrilled Moose Jaw Union Staff are with the new Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS). It was written all over chief radiologist Dr. Awie Du Toit’s face as he enthusiastically demonstrated the new device to local media on Friday.
“It has really been a wonderful experience over the past couple of months,” he said, adding the new system makes his job more efficient.
“It’s a wonderful wonderful piece of equipment.”
Although PACS went online in Moose Jaw on Nov. 1 during a press conference on Friday, provincial government, Five Hills Health Region and Union Hospital officials officially presented the new secure digital computer system for the storage, retrieval and display of diagnostic images such as X-rays and CT scans.
Speaking on behalf of Health Minister Don McMorris, Moose Jaw North MLA Warren Michelson said the new system (while reducing wait times and increasing access to quality healthcare) also gives Five Hills a state-of-the-art systems with which to attract and keep more healthcare providers."Healthcare providers in training expect to work with the latest medical technology when they graduate.”
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