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Agfa HealthCare yesterday announced that it will soon start the first implementation phase of its ORBIS hospital IT system at the Belgian AZ Groeninge Hospital in Kortrijk and the AZ Imelda Hospital in Bonheiden. ORBIS is a hospital and clinical IT system that manages the entire patient flow through all departments.

The Regional Shared Health Information Program (RSHIP) of Alberta, Canada, has placed a multi-million-dollar order for dozens of Kodak’s DIRECTVIEW computed radiography and digital radiography systems. These systems will be installed at 34 hospitals and healthcare centers within the David Thompson Health and East Central Health Regions over eight months, beginning immediately.

Konica Minolta Medical Imaging USA announced that it has sold an Xpress CR system to Hallmark Health System, a community non-profit healthcare system serving the area just north of Boston. In all, the company will install nine systems at four different campuses, including Melrose-Wakefield Hospital, Lawrence Memorial Hospital, as well as satellite imaging centers in Medford and Wakefield.

MEDSEEK said that it has been selected to develop consumer and employee portals by UCLA Healthcare, which includes UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center, Mattel Children’s Hospital at UCLA and the Stewart and Lynda Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital.

Neurostar’s Virtual Radiology Network (VRN) has been selected by Calhoun-Liberty Hospital, a 25-bed facility in Blountstown, Fla., for the management, remote reading and storage of multi-modality radiology exams. 

Siemens Medical Solutions announced yesterday that The University of Wisconsin Comprehensive Cancer Center (UWCCC) is the first facility to install its Inveon preclinical imaging system with uses in PET/CT, SPECT/CT and PET/SPECT/CT.

Clinicians at the Virginia Commonwealth University Massey Cancer Center are among the first to use new image-guided radiosurgery (IGRS) technology from Varian Medical Systems to treat metastatic cancer. The team is delivering IGRS treatments using Varian's Trilogy linear accelerator with an On-Board Imager device for pinpointing tumors and targeting them with precisely shaped therapeutic beams.