Foresight Imaging Announces 25 Unit TIMS DICOM System Install at Baptist Health

(Lowell, MA – September 12, 2007) Foresight Imaging announces the recent installation of 25 of their TIMS DICOM Systems at Baptist Health in central Alabama.  This enterprise-wide installation was sold and implemented by Dicom Solutions Inc., a TIMS DICOM System value added reseller based in Southern California.  Baptist Health made the decision to go digital with the installation of an iSite Radiology PACS and an Xcelera Cardiology PACS from Philips Medical Systems.  With this roll-out of PACS across their 3 hospitals and 6 imaging centers, Baptist Health also wanted to go digital with all of their modalities, eliminate film, and be reading all imaging studies from PACS immediately.  Unfortunately, to replace all of their non-DICOM modalities with native DICOM modalities would require the immediate purchase of 25 new modalities, costing Baptist Health millions of dollars.  With their limited budget, their only options were a long phase-in of PACS, or finding a cost effective non-DICOM to DICOM conversion system.  Dicom Solutions worked extensively with Baptist Health to implement the installation of the 25 TIMS DICOM Systems.  This installation ensured Baptist Health would be up and running on PACS with all modalities immediately, thereby leveraging their investment in PACS from day one.  The modalities that TIMS is sending to PACS include nuclear medicine, fluoroscopy, angiography, C-arms, catheterization labs, endoscopy, and others.  Dicom Solutions and Baptist Health chose the TIMS DICOM System over other DICOM conversion systems for two main reasons:  (1) TIMS’ ability to acquire from ANY medical modality; and (2) TIMS’ ability to acquire from both static and motion video modalities including long formats such as speech pathology.

“We are very pleased with the implementation of the TIMS DICOM System.  Upon the installation of the 25 TIMS units, we were up and running on PACS with all modalities immediately.  With our investment in PACS, that is exactly what we wanted.  And we were able to do so for just a fraction of the cost of investing in all new modalities,” said W. Scott Edwards, System PACS Administrator at Baptist Health.

“We enjoyed working with Baptist Health to deliver immediate PACS connectivity with all of their current modalities.  The TIMS DICOM System was the only solution that could deliver Baptist Health the wide range of connectivity, video streaming performance, and cost effectiveness they were looking for in a DICOM connectivity solution,” said Chad Hutchison, President of Dicom Solutions.

About the TIMS DICOM System

Hospitals and imaging clinics around the world need to convert their non-DICOM medical modalities to DICOM.  Upgrading or replacing these modalities is too expensive, often costing hundreds of thousands of dollars.  PACS is a large enough expense in and of itself.  Replacing all of the non-DICOM devices for PACS connectivity purposes is simply not cost-effective.  The solution is the TIMS DICOM System.  TIMS converts any non-DICOM medical modality to DICOM.  The resulting digital study can be sent to PACS, recorded to CD/DVD/USB, and printed to film or paper.  TIMS is available for a small fraction of the cost of a modality upgrade.  Yes, TIMS can convert ANY   medical modality to DICOM.  This includes ultrasound, fluoroscopy, endoscopy, motion X-ray, angiography, nuclear medicine, MR, CT, and much more.  TIMS captures both static images and streaming video at 30 frames per second, 15 frames per second, or at virtually any frame rate desired.  TIMS even converts to DICOM the JPG, BMP, and AVI images generated in pathology, dermatology, and ophthalmology applications.

About Foresight Imaging

Foresight Imaging is a world leader in the design of high accuracy, high performance video streamers, frame grabbers, imaging portal hardware, and collaboration software for the medical imaging market. For further information, visit www.tims.com or email info@tims.com.

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About Dicom Solutions Inc.

Dicom Solutions is one of the leading distributors in the medical imaging industry. With installations at over 450 imaging centers and hospitals since 2003, Dicom Solutions has become well respected by its partners and customers. Dicom Solutions vows to stay true to its company mission in being the low cost leader selling most of its solutions for 1/3 of the competitions’ price. Dicom Solutions does not only have a reputation for low price. It has also made a name for itself as a company with outstanding customer loyalty and support, taking the motto of doing whatever it takes to get the job done. Please visit the company website at www.DicomSolutions.com or email at info@dicomsolutions.com for more information.

Press Contact

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Email: tmolinari@tims.com