Bochum, 15 February 2011 - The Schulthess Clinic, an orthopedics specialty hospital in Zurich, has no radiologist; conventional images are found directly by the specialists of the various departments, the MRI scans by the independent radiology practice. Amongst others the house has acquired a very high reputation as Swiss Olympic Medical Center, FIFA Medical Centre of Excellence and F-MARC (FIFA Medical Assessment and Research Centre). To ensure high quality, a digital picture archiving and communication system (PACS) of VISUS is in use.
JiveX differs from other systems on the market, explains Dr. Thomas Guggi, head physician orthopedics: "Many solutions are rigidly based on the procedures and requirements of the radiology and do not respond so much to the orthopedics. They generally include surplus functions and many who are not required by orthopedists. Therefore, other systems are strongly oversized and cannot effectively be used in our clinic. VISUS however, offers us a very compact package tailored to the specific needs of the orthopedic out-configured system and services." In addition to radiological images, images of the arthroscopy go into the PACS as well. Thus, also comparative images may be included to the exam by clicking on them.
In JiveX there is integrated a special orthopedic planning software. "This simplifies the surgical planning immensely and enables the surgeons to better preparation for the surgery," Dr. Guggi is satisfied. The special software can be accessed and operated from any workstation.
Overall, the processes in the Schulthess Clinic are much faster and smoother with JiveX now. All pictures are always available, which also simplifies consultations among the doctors. And no images are lost anymore. "For a high-quality patient care, all images must be available fast and at all times. This is ensured with the PACS. Today, physicians can simply present their patients during office hours previous images, new pictures and patterns. In addition, the possibilities of image processing increase the security in the diagnosis." says Dr. Guggi.