The Bulgarian Ministry of Health has chosen Agfa HealthCare to integrate diagnostic imaging at four leading hospitals.

Agfa will implement its sixth generation IMPAX Picture Archiving and Communications System at four Bulgarian hospitals. Agfa will also provide the hospitals with two CR 85-X, and four CR 35-X, multi-application digitizers.

The systems will be installed at the Clinical Center Alexandrowska in Sofia, and the hospitals at Sveta Anna, Blagoevgrad and Stara Zagora. Collectively the hospitals serve a population of 3.25m.

The investment will provide a cornerstone of future diagnostic imaging services, and will be used for teaching the majority of new radiology students in the country. They will also form the core of the four hospital’s teleradiology services.

"Agfa HealthCare has been selected for this project because of its excellent local and international reputation on both the PACS and CR front", said Prof. Vassil Hadjidekov, head of the Imaging Diagnostics Clinic at Alexandrovska Hospital and head of Bulgarian Association of Radiologists.

Prof. Vassil Hadjidekov, added in a press statement: "The integration of our diagnostic imaging efforts across four hospitals will enable us to deliver more timely and qualitative results, to the benefit of our radiologists and their patients alike.”

Gyorgy Hodosi, general manager Central and Easter Europe for Agfa HealthCare, said: "We are looking forward to the implementation of this project which will support a significant next step in the country’s transition from analogue to digital to IT solutions for Radiology and other image intensive departments."


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