The CETIR radiology group, one of the two main private providers of radiological services in Catalonia, Spain, is to deploy Agfa HealthCare’s IMPAX PACS system.
Specifically the system will be deployed at the CETIR headquarters in Esplugues de Llobregat, just outside Barcelona, and two satellite sites, with the go live planned later this month.
Marçal Aguado, CETIR director of information systems, said: “Some of the reasons why we have chosen to work with Agfa HealthCare are the trusted working relationships we have had with them in the past, the excellent technical competence of its employees and their reputed technology support. We know Agfa HealthCare is ideally suited for this integration in our healthcare enterprise.”
Around 80 radiologists and other specialist staff will use the system on a daily basis. Currently making almost 300,000 exams every year, the group hopes the PACS installation will enable them to extend this to over 400,000 exams per year.
Enric Delgado, diagnostic imaging director of CETIR, added: “Agfa HealthCare is one of the most important industry leaders in the PACS business and has become a technological and strategic partner for CETIR.”
CETIR specialises in nuclear medicine and imaging diagnosis and provides radiological services for small, medium and large private and public hospitals and clinics. It has been operating in the Catalan region since 1963 ,and is recognised in Spain as a leader in clinical practice and medical research.
Xavier Catasús, PACS/RIS business unit manager at Agfa HealthCare, said: “CETIR is a unique reference site due to its use of state-of-the-art technology. It has customized its integration to optmise specific customer workflows and in that way it has been able to become one of the most important radiology providers in Spain.
“Agfa HealthCare has provided the latest technology in IT, which has enabled a highly efficient workflow that exactly fits CETIR’s very particular needs. Working with the group allows us to contribute to the business development of an excellent and innovative organisation. This is a challenge for us which gives us a lot of professional satisfaction.”