LOS ANGELES, July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Since its formation in 1987, Oak Lawn, Ill.-based Southwest Hospitals MRI Center has leveraged cutting edge imaging and other technology to provide the community just southwest of Chicago with among the area's highest quality MRI studies. Each of its technicians possesses at least 15 years of experience, and is adept at making the fullest use of technological innovations to provide patients with the fastest and most-accurate MRI services.
The MedInformatix Radiology Information System ( RIS) has been a key component in Southwest Hospitals MRI Center's success since 1993, when the affiliate of Chicago's Little Company of Mary Hospital and Palos Community Hospital transitioned from a custom database system to RIS at the dawn of the Electronic Health Records Age.
"Southwest Hospitals MRI Center stores a very large amount of demographics and collateral, required in screening patients for such critical information as the presence of implants and MRI contraindications with respect to other conditions and medications," said Mike Cepolski, the Center's manager. "With RIS, a technician can determine in two to three minutes whether somebody's previously been a