New Digital Radiology Equipment at West Park Hospital

Cody, Wyo.(April 30, 2017)West Park Hospital installed new digital portable radiographic machines on April 4, 2017.

The new equipment is more energy efficient, quieter for patients and will help improve diagnostic quality. Over 30 percent less radiation will be transmitted to patients, and faster screen image display results will improve care in acute settings.

“We are also installing new digital radiology room retrofit upgrades at West Park Hospital and our Urgent Care Clinic the week of June 5, 2017. These system upgrades improve diagnostic quality, limited dose to patients by over 30 percent and faster turnaround time for studies because images are transmitted wirelessly,” states Demian Kovac, WPH Radiology Director.

Both system upgrades will bring West Park Hospital’s radiology department into full compliance with Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) guidelines for diagnostic imaging studies. The guidelines call for a reduction in increments, starting in late 2017 if images are not acquired on digital platforms.

“It’s important we do everything possible to give our patients the best treatment they deserve. Our mission is to provide extraordinary healthcare to those we serve by people who care.” – Demian Kovac

For assistance with this story, please contact Ashley Trudo at West Park Hospital at atrudo@wphcody.org or (307) 578-2512.

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4/6/2017 12:00:00 AM MOUNTAIN
Updated: 7/26/2017 9:40:16 AM MOUNTAIN

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