Fischer helps San Fran imaging center transition from analog to digital

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Fischer Imaging Corp. will deploy three of its SenoScan mammography systems and two physician review workstations at the Avon Foundation Comprehensive Breast Center at San Francisco General Hospital.

Images taken at the Center will be read on-site by University of California at San Francisco radiologists who are based at San Francisco General Hospital Medical Center.

Until now, the hospital has had two analog mammogram machines operating at maximum capacity seven days a week. Even at capacity, women still faced long waiting periods. The new Center hopes to serve as many as 10,000 patients per year -- twice the number currently possible.

The Fischer systems will be integrated into a new Agfa Healthcare Impax PACS (picture archiving and communications system).