With the move to the Klinikum Links der Weser, Radiologie Bremen also renewed their equipment. "We modernized and digitalized the processes with an image data management system. It was then also necessary and made sense to buy new diagnostic monitors. We left all the old, out-of-date infrastructure at the former practice," continues Dr. Marshal. In 2007, the radiologists launched two TOTOKU (now JVC) ME551i2 5-megapixel grayscale displays for mammography and six CCL258i2 2-megapixel high-brightness color monitors. In the course of time, two more color displays were added.
"Our PACS provider VISUS recommended the monitor solutions to us at the time and we gladly and faithfully followed this recommendation," says Dr. Marshal. "When a practice relocates, there are so many things to consider. It is a real help if someone can personally recommend an established provider with whom they have had positive experiences. We have never had reason to regret our decision.“
The radiology practice move took place in less than a week, including implementation of the PACS and connecting all the modalities and displays. "Rein medical, at that time a distribution partner for JVC, was responsible for the procurement, installation and setup of the monitors, including quality control. The staff there looks after us very well to this day," says the radiologist. The distances are manageable, so if problems arise a competent partner can be found quickly and response times are short. The remarkable thing is: Radiologie Bremen does not have a service contract. "We simply don’t need one," says Dr. Marshal. "The monitors have been running flawlessly for twelve years. During this whole time we have only had a problem once, when it was a simple matter to replace the faulty display."