Falmouth Hospital gets a US$100,000 digital X-ray system for the radiology department of the Falmouth Public General Hospital (FPGH). The digital X-ray system will enhance the quality and efficiency of diagnostic services at the facility.

The report was made by the Jamaica Information Service (JIS) on Friday, October 16, 2020.

Orville Anderson, Manager/Medical & Imaging Practitioner at FPGH

We Care – FPGH Limited, a charity for the hospital, partnered with the Issa Trust Foundation to purchase the picture archiving and communication system (PACS), with computed radiography (CR) and accessories.

Manager/Medical Imaging Practitioner of the Radiology Department, Orville Anderson, expressed gratitude, telling Jamaica Information Service (JIS) News that “it has been my aim and dream to digitise the department’s image acquisition and storage”.

“In the near future, the aim is to acquire approximately 12 additional diagnostic viewing stations for all the clinical areas in an effort to improve diagnostic capability,” he said.

For her part, Group Public Relations Director for Couples Resorts, Alexandria Thompson-Ghisays, said that the charity is “extremely happy to have been able to assist with such an important venture”.

She informed that the digital X-ray system was installed last month and training in its use undertaken.

She told JIS News that the technology will help to lower patient wait times, provide for fewer X-ray retakes, decrease radiation exposure, result in major cost savings and better image quality, and have a positive impact to the environment.

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