Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Center selects 5 Rollux D Analog/Digital Mammography Viewers

DETROIT, MI (April 30, 2008) In response to the shift to digital images in mammography and the need for a way to compare the prior images effectively, Karmanos Cancer Center has installed five Rollux D Analog/Digital Mammography Viewers, from Broadwest.
 The Karmanos Cancer Center is designated by the National Cancer Institute as one of the very best cancer centers in the United States. Caring for more than 6,000 new patients annually and conducting more than 400 cancer-specific scientific investigation programs and clinical trials, makes Karmanos one of 39 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers in the United States. Due to the growth of its clients, the institute decided to develop a new radiology department. While designing the plan, they looked at a variety of vendors for solutions to streamline and update the radiology department.

 When reviewing their options for the transition between analog and digital viewing in mammography, it was agreed that Broadwest offered the most cost effective and efficient solution. "As we start to move towards a digital and paperless imaging department the Rollux D provided a better transitional work flow," said Donald Herring, Manager of Radiology Services and Programs. "The features of the Rollux D, which made them more attractive than other alternators (are) auto masking, the ability to have the 5MP screens attached to the alternator right underneath the priors making it easier for radiologist to compare," added Herring.

 One of the largest concerns in the transition to digital mammography that is heard time and again is work flow. "The work flow for the radiologist with the Rollux D has been incredible. With the foot pedal and the techs setting the film masking for each patient the radiologist is not wasting time with making alternator adjustments as well as reviewing the digital images," said Herring.

"The Rollux D has become one our best decisions because of ability to easily go from film only to holding the digital 5MP monitors. This feature allowed us to customize and dictate our own work flow and implementation time line," said Herring.

About Broadwest
Broadwest Corporation has been a leader in the field of mammography viewing equipment for over 20 years. Offering a range of creative viewing devices that have improved the practice of film and digital interpretation in the U.S. and abroad.  Broadwest products have helped set the standards later incorporated by the American College of Radiology and the FDA's Mammography Quality Standards Act for mammography film viewing. Broadwest has a large base of customers in the US and Canada for motorized mammography viewers.
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