Contracts: Agfa, IntraOp, MEDITECH, TeraMedica
Agfa HealthCare inked a multimillion-dollar deal with Thomas Memorial Hospital in South Charleston, W. Va., a 260-bed facility to provide Agfa HealthCare’s IMPAX 6.0 PACS and the newest version of Agfa HealthCare’s reporting solution, TalkStation 3.1. The agreement also includes six DX-S CR systems, which features the company’s DirectriX needle-based detector technology and Scanhead line-to-line CR stimulation and light collection technology, for improved image quality and workflow. All three of the hospital’s facilities will be connected via Agfa’s system. This includes a new imaging center called Thomas Imaging Center that is expected to open in March 2007, at which time the integrated Agfa HealthCare RIS/PACS/Reporting and CR solution will be fully implemented and operational.

Cancer treatment technology developer IntraOp Medical Corporation delivered a Mobetron system to Nagoya University Hospital, in Nagoya, Japan. This is the 18th Mobetron system delivered worldwide and the second such system delivered to Japan. The Mobetron is a mobile electron-beam instrument designed for intraoperative electron radiation therapy (IOERT), the direct application of radiation to a tumor while a patient is undergoing cancer surgery. Nagoya University Hospital is one of 80 hospitals in Japan with active IOERT programs.

CHRISTUS Health of Dallas, Texas, will install MEDITECH’s Health Care Information System (HCIS) across eight regions, totaling 25 acute-care sites in Texas and Louisiana as well as two long-term care facilities.

The University of California-Davis Cancer Center in Sacramento installed TeraMedica’s Evercore Oncology Information Manager integrated with IMPAC Medical Systems’ MOSAIQT image-enabled, oncology-specific electronic medical record in its central hospital’s radiation therapy clinics and satellite facilities. The Evercore system will use a Pillar Data Systems’ Axiom system as its storage architecture.