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Leading orthopaedic and sports medicine group to install Agfa HealthCare’s PACS solution


Pinnacle Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine Specialists selects IMPAX™ to link its eight sites and better serve patients

Greenville, South Carolina - U.S. - September 28, 2006, Agfa HealthCare announced today that Pinnacle Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine Specialists has purchased and will be installing Agfa’s IMPAX for Orthopaedics at its eight offices in the Atlanta, GA (USA) area. Pinnacle will also install three of Agfa’s CR 25.0 digitizers and software for full-leg, full-spine imaging creating a complete digital working environment, from image acquisition to storage and distribution of pre- and post-surgical planning data.

A nationally recognized leader in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and injuries of the bones, muscles, tendons, nerves, and ligaments, Pinnacle is a private practice organization with more than 25 physicians. “We pride ourselves in our commitment to high quality care and we expect no less from our providers,” said Mike Butler, chief executive officer at Pinnacle. “Agfa HealthCare is not only a leader in PACS technology, but its reputation in service and support, as well as reliability of its equipment is second to none. In choosing IMPAX, open standards and connectivity services were important factors in our selection process.”

“Pinnacle came to us looking for a solution to fulfill their complicated, sophisticated PACS needs,” said Mark Zdanowicz, Agfa HealthCare’s Marketing Manager, Ambulatory Care, North America. “IMPAX brings both the functionality Pinnacle needs for improved image management, as well as the platform for orthopaedic software for pre-surgical planning and measurement tools. IMPAX will fit seamlessly into Pinnacle’s reputation for providing high quality patient care.”

Agfa’s solution IMPAX for Orthopaedics is designed to match the orthopaedic workflow with patient-physician interaction, linking all relevant images to their respective reports, and building in more functions for patient education and communication. The system includes a library of more than 12,000 templates from the world’s leading implant manufacturers, software modules for optimized biometry, coxometry and osteotomy planning, and allows multi-modality reviews and multi-study comparisons, providing the necessary tools to assist orthopaedic surgeons in making informed decisions.

Pinnacle Orthopaedics is a total orthopaedic care center with locations in the greater-Atlanta area: Austell, Canton, Carrollton, Douglasville, Marietta, Villa Rica, Jasper, Woodstock, and Dallas, Georgia. Their physicians specialize in orthopaedic surgery, dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and injuries of the bones, muscles, tendons, nerves and ligaments in adults and children. Sub-specialties include the treatment of the hand and foot, children’s orthopaedic disorders, sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery, arthritis and total joint replacements, limb lengthening and deformity correction, scoliosis and spinal surgery and fracture care.


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