Contracts: IDC, Neurostar, NovaRad, Varian

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Imaging Dynamics Company signed an agreement with the King Fahad General Hospital of Jizan, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The facility is a 430-bed hospital related to the Ministry of Health in the southwest province of Saudi Arabia. Delivery of the new IDC Xplorer 2200 Digital Radiography (DR) system is expected in Q2 of this year.

Three Nebraska health centers are the latest to select NovaRad Corporation’s NovaPACS for their imaging and reading requirements. These contracts bring the total of NovaPACS installations in Nebraska to 14.The latest Nebraska facilities include: One World Community Health Center, providers of healthcare and support services to the underserved in Omaha; Nebraska Pulmonary Specialties, a pulmonary, critical care clinic in Lincoln; and25-bed Antelope Memorial Hospital, a critical access hospital in Neligh.

    Community Radiology Associates, a three-physician virtual radiology group reading for 10 imaging sites, has selected Neurostar’s Virtual Radiology Network (VRN) for the communication and management of client images. The practice, which has no central locations of its own, currently services hospitals and imaging centers throughout Texas and plans to expand to other geographic markets shortly.

    A private radiotherapy institute in Bavaria has commenced treating cancer patients with radiotherapy using a linear accelerator and special On-Board Imager accessory from Varian Medical Systems. The new equipment, the first of its kind in clinical operation in Germany, is being used at the private radiotherapy institute at the Klinikum Memmingen to treat breast, prostate and head/neck cancer patients with image-guided radiotherapy (IGRT). The new imaging capability enables doctors to locate and target tumors more accurately during treatments.