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Radiology Alumni Connection Q1/Q2 2012 Edition Imaging Institute Updates Imaging Institute Renovation and Expansion Continue Construction documents for Phase II (expansion of existing CT facilities into Gb3) were completed in September 2011, with construction targeted to begin in March 2012. Installation of the Siemens AS+128 CT in the Emergency Department is complete. Expansion of cardiac MRI facilities in J1 continues to move forward, with construction nearing completion. Funding has been approved for the A2-259 digital conversion with construction in progress. Construction is complete for the A-20 research mammography unit, with final connections to be made when equipment is delivered. The Fb20 interventional suite replacement is complete, and patient procedures are being performed. Funding for the design of Phase III (expansion of Angio facilities) has been approved. Mellen Center 7T MRI design is in progress, with construction tentatively starting in April 2012 and equipment delivery in December 2012. Migration to Agfa PACS Moves Forward Migration of the Agfa PACS continues. Implementation has been completed at Main Campus, Lakewood, Lutheran, Fairview, Marymount, Medina, Weston, Hillcrest, Euclid, Ashtabula and South Pointe facilities. Migration of images from Siemens PACS to Agfa continues. Imaging Institute Informatics and Agfa are reviewing options for ongoing image storage, along with CCF ITD evaluating “Cloud� (off-site storage) options. The Enterprise Image Viewer has started an aggressive implementation schedule, with planned CCHS enterprise implementation completion by third quarter 2012. Imaging Institute Launches New Storage and Distribution Technology The Imaging Institute has installed new technology for the storage and distribution of all radiology images (X-rays, CT scans, etc.). The new system replaces the Syngo Imaging Viewer, providing faster image retrieval as well as offering a suite of advanced tools for image enhancement and annotation. The Enterprise Imaging Project is implementing the new technology in a phased approach that began in January with the Anesthesia, Cole Eye, Dermatology and Plastic Surgery, Digestive Disease and Urology institutes. Visit us online at Submit your announcements or photos to

Radiology Alumni Connection Q1/Q2 2012 Edition

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