September 16, 2010 — On Sept. 14, members of the president’s cabinet, Moody Health Center (MHC) interns and radiology staff and faculty unveiled the new digital radiology center at Texas Chiropractic College (TCC).
The new equipment, a CR 30-X, allows interns and doctors at MHC to move from the analog film based image processing for X-rays to a digital imaging system.
“Students will be exposed to state-of-the-art technology,” Radiology Department Chair Dr. Jeffrey Thompson said. “This is what everyone has been moving to in the last 10 years. First at hospitals and now at institutions like TCC.”
Not only will students and the doctors at MHC benefit from this new technology, but also the patients treated at the clinic. The X-ray process will be much quicker saving more time for treatment and less time waiting on X-rays.
“Digital Radiology allows us to communicate interprofessionally with great ease for enhanced patient care and eliminates the need for physical storage of radiographs,” Dean of Clinics Dr. Rahim Karim said. “Digital Imaging is a key element of an electronic health record system, a future direction for Texas Chiropractic College.”
Source: Texas Chiropractic College, www.txchiro.edu