Ontario Radiology Group Installs Seven CARESTREAM DRX-1

Enhanced Efficiency, Image Quality Will Help Serve Fast-Growing Community

ROCHESTER, N.Y., April 4 — Georgian Radiology Consultants, of Barrie, Ontario, installed CARESTREAM DRX-1 Systems at each of its six imaging clinics that serve a community of 360,000 centered around Barrie, north of Toronto. The implementation of Carestream’s wireless DR detectors was an integral part of the group’s conversion to an all-digital workflow that began with implementation of a PACS and an EMR. The DRX systems were purchased from and installed by BCL X-Ray Canada Inc., an authorized Carestream distributor.  

“Immediate access to imaging studies boosts our efficiency while the wireless capabilities of the DRX systems enhance communication of X-ray images to our PACS,” said Raymond Frank, Manager, Georgian Radiology Consultants. “We can image more patients in less time, provide excellent service to walk-in and scheduled patients, and deliver same day radiology reports. Our referring physicians and their patients will benefit from this investment in new technology.”

The group selected Carestream’s cesium iodide DRX-1C detector because of its image quality advantages. “This detector offers exceptional DQE (detective quantum efficiency) that allows our clinics to produce extremely high-quality images at a lower radiation dose that ultimately benefits our patients,” said Dr. Drew Schemmer, MD, Georgian Radiology’s Clinic Director.  

The ability to integrate state-of-the-art DR technology in its existing X-ray rooms was a vital element in the group’s digital conversion.

“Our group is making a large investment in our conversion from film and paper to digital imaging and PACS. Our goal is to be able to offer better imaging services to the Barrie area, which is one of the fastest growing communities in Canada. We evaluated all our options and purchased Carestream’s DRX detectors because they offer proven performance and exceptional image quality and versatility,” said Dr. Schemmer. “Our goal is to offer the highest level of imaging services and health care to Barrie area residents.”

For more information on Carestream’s medical imaging and healthcare IT solutions please visit www.carestream.com.



About Georgian Radiology Consultants
Georgian Radiology Consultants has provided high quality medical imaging to Simcoe County for over 40 years. This dynamic group has grown from one x-ray machine in 1972 to seven X-ray machines, seven ultrasound machines, and one of Ontario’s first certified bone densitometry machines. The practice services approximately 360,000 residents, with offices in Barrie and Collingwood and Wasaga Beach. Our 11 radiologists are board certified in diagnostic radiology with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and have extensive experience in all imaging modalities. Each radiologist holds hospital appointments at The Royal Victoria Hospital and Georgian Bay General Hospital. For more information, visit www.georgianradiology.com.

About BCL X-Ray Canada Inc.
BCL X-Ray Canada Inc. is one of the country’s largest and most technically advanced independent companies dedicated to diagnostic imaging. BCL X-Ray Canada has been providing imaging solutions to Canadian customers for over 36 years.

About Carestream Health
Carestream Health is a worldwide provider of dental and medical imaging systems and healthcare IT solutions; molecular imaging systems for life science research and drug discovery/development; X-ray film and digital X-ray systems for non-destructive testing; and advanced materials for the precision films and electronics markets.

For more information about the company’s broad portfolio of products, solutions and services, please contact your Carestream Health representative or visit www.carestream.com.


CARESTREAM is a trademark of Carestream Health.