Sand Lake Imaging LLLP, a prestigious multi-site radiology practice
based in Orlando, has selected the full suite of CoActiv medical imaging
solutions, following a thorough search of vendors. This includes
EXAM-PACS with 3D diagnostic viewing for DICOM image management,
EXAM-SENDER® and EXAM-BROWSER® for image
distribution, and EXAM-CLOUD vendor neutral cloud-based extended
archiving and disaster recovery. The advanced CoActiv solutions were
chosen based on a multi-step selection process combining RFPs, site
visits and vendor interviews.
"Sand Lake is a high volume practice with a full range of advanced
modalities and is extensively involved in clinical trials," said Nick
Christiano, CEO of Sand Lake Imaging. "We had clear, demanding goals for
our new PACS. Our existing system was failing after several years. This
time, we wanted the highest quality technology that would support the
practice well into the future."
According to Christiano, Sand Lake sought an advanced web based system
with seamless off-site image sharing capabilities to communicate with
referring physicians in particular. It also wanted automated support for
electronic medical record (EMR) integration and streamlined vendor
neutral cloud-based archiving.
With about 35% of its business based on imaging for pharmaceutical
clinical trials, Sand Lake required not only high performance and
reliability but also a customizable implementation to meet the specific
reporting requirements of its experimental work. The facility performs
about 90,000 studies annually with such advanced equipment as a 3T MRI,
64-slice CT and PET/CT. It was committed to implementing a
state-of-the-art PACS that matched its advanced diagnostics.
"We lookd at a large number of vendors and eventually narrowed it down
to two," says Christiano. "CoActiv was the clear winner, meeting all our
needs at a reasonable cost."
"Because the existing PACS was literally imploding before our eyes," he
comments, "we also sought a PACS that could be up and running quickly.
We wanted to cut a few corners without cutting quality and performance,
and CoActiv was up to the job."
Noting that the practice experienced no downtime during the technology
installation, Christiano notes, "The new PACS installation was really
like replacing a bridge in midair. Our PACS never went off line. CoActiv
paid attention to all the details, and the installation had absolutely
no impact on our business or workflow."
Radiologists have found the new CoActiv PACS intuitive, fast and easy to
use. Most were comfortable with the technology within several hours.
"CoActiv worked with us to provide a flawless installation," says
Christiano. "What their technology is doing for our research speaks
volumes about what the company can do. The implementation is absolutely
CoActiv Medical® is a leading healthcare software and IT
systems provider offering a full line of PACS, digital image and data
storage services and related solutions for hospitals, imaging facilities
and medical practices of all sizes. CoActiv's EXAM-PACS®
family of web-based PACS solutions provide leading edge, affordable and
scalable image management with sophisticated tools that cater to the
needs of radiologists as well as a full range of other imaging
specialists. Available as both enterprise server-based and cloud-based
solutions, EXAM-PACS is designed for easy integration into imaging
facilities of any size. Comprised of modular software components,
EXAM-PACS enables any site to customize a solution to meet their
specific needs and budgets or to add advanced functionality to an
existing PACS solution. EXAM-PACS includes EXAM-FILER®
CD-burning solution; vendor-neutral, cloud-based HIPAA-compliant,
offsite/online EXAM-CLOUD® QUAD-REDUNDANT ARCHIVING®;
EXAM-VAULT® disaster recovery; patent-pending EXAM-SENDER®
referring physician system; EXAM-3D® advanced,
multi-modular 3D color reconstruction and visualization; EXAM-NET™ teleradiology
suite and EXAM-BROWSER®, a revolutionary fully cloud-based,
zero-footprint universal DICOM viewer that enables anywhere, anytime
review of medical images on any PACS from any platform, including
iPhone, iPad, and all Android and other tablets and smartphones.
EXAM-PACS includes such premium features as support for breast specific
gamma imaging (BSGI) and storage of non-DICOM data such as
prescriptions, reports and surgical plans in patient files.
Complementing this is CoActiv's family of EXAM-RIS® solutions
scaled for imaging facilities of every size site and budget. Contact
CoActiv at (877) 262-2848; email@example.com;
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