BURLINGTON
ULTRASOUND AND
RADIOLOGY
Diagnostic imaging studies are performed by highly skilled staff through physician referral including: General Imaging of Bones and Joints, General and Specialized Ultrasound Imaging, Bone Mineral Densitometry, and Mammography.
FAIRVIEW
ULTRASOUND AND
RADIOLOGY

CR and PACS
Computerized Radiography (CR) records an X-Ray image on a highly sensitive reusable imaging plate. The plate is read by a laser, processed by a specialized computer program, and then reconstructed with enhanced diagnostic information. These images can then be displayed using high resolution monitors. This method of ‘soft copy’ imaging is known as a Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS). Our clinic implemented PACS in 2002. Initially used for general imaging and ultrasound studies, its application has expanded to include mammogram studies using dedicated imaging plates and readers. We have therefore experienced first hand the benefits of decreased dependence on processing chemicals and their associated risks to the staff and environment, reduction in water usage and air contamination, plus minimized film retakes, handling, and storage. Patients referred for general imaging studies do not require an appointment.

RIS - Radiology Information System
Reflecting a vision of best operating procedures that benefit the client and users, our computerized Radiology Information System (RIS) was also implemented in 2002. Relief of congestion in reception areas through enhanced patient flow has been realized through this upgrade. In addition, tools such as multiple user access to client records, computerized scheduling of appointments and digital dictation of reports have resulted in increased efficiency. A reduction in paper usage has a significant positive environmental impact. We continue to explore features of our system that are not fully utilized such as emailing of diagnostic imaging reports and web access to reports and images.

We gratefully acknowledge your support, which strengthens our commitment to maintain a
technically modern facility utilizing state of the art diagnostic imaging tools and information systems.