RALEIGH, N.C., Feb. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Viztek, the digital radiology solution provider, has installed its Opal-ORTHO PACS and ViZion DR U-Arm at Edison Metuchen Orthopaedic Group (EMOG) in Edison, NJ. The orthopaedic facility has eleven orthopaedic surgeons and a psychiatrist with onsite x-ray and access to an MRI facility and an ambulatory surgery center in the same building.

EMOG performs between 65 and 85 x-ray procedures daily and previously used two traditional analog x-ray rooms to accommodate the high throughput. With Viztek's complete DR plus PACS digital solution, the practice is able to easily handle the same volume of exams in a single x-ray room.  Prior to the PACS installation, the facility was not using any digital means to store or view their images.

Viztek VP of Sales, Steve Deaton explains that it is becoming commonplace for practices that previously utilized two x-ray rooms implement one DR room and PACS, which allows the facility to support an even higher volume with more efficient workflow. "Facilities like EMOG are able to see the same amount of patients in less time and are even able to add significantly more volume to their schedule without increasing office hours."

DR Product Manager, Bruce Ashby, adds "The facility received Viztek's latest ViZion configuration complete with weight bearing stand and workstation stitching. Facilities considering digital are looking at conventional table and upright systems; after review of the Viztek U-Arm they quickly realize the advantages it offers for positioning. EMOG quickly realized how versatile the U-Arm is, handling all positions desired." 

EMOG COO, Marian Tang agrees that the Viztek digital solution has been the right fit for their practice, stating, "We are all very pleased with the addition of the Viztek PACS and DR. The transition to digital was smooth and our throughput and workflow have improved markedly."