WESTFIELD – On Monday, doctors and hospital officials at Westfield Memorial Hospital gathered together for the ribbon cutting ceremony for new state-of-the-art digital radiography and fluoroscopy system. The first system of its kind, GE’s Precision 500 D digital radiography and fluoroscopy system replaced an earlier version. “The new digital equipment will allow us to provide better image quality, at reduced radiation doses for our patients here at Westfield Memorial Hospital. The equipment will also be more reliable and dependable.” adds Dr. Jeffrey Lieberman, Director of Radiology at Westfield Memorial Hospital.
The Precision 500 D enables the hospital to provide bariatric patients more comfort and ease when undergoing testing. It will also improve access because of its remarkably user-friendly interface. The 12-bit CCD-based camera and high-resolution intensifier generates images of extraordinary clarity and transferring images and patient information.
The purchase was made possible by two individual grants. The New York State Department of Rural Health provided a grant of $169,000 and the Westfield Memorial Hospital Foundation provided a grant for $50,000.
Westfield Memorial Hospital is committed to providing compassion and excellence in the delivery of care that appropriately addresses the health needs of our communities.
Westfield Memorial Hospital representatives stand near the new radiography equipment the hospital recently received. Pictured, from left to right: Cory Boyer, Radiology Account Manager- GE, Karen Surkala, Vice President-Westfield Memorial Hospital, Doug Norton, Facilities Manager-Westfield Memorial Hospital, Dr. Jeffrey Lieberman, Director of Radiology-Westfield Memorial Hospital and Kris Hunter, Radiology Manager-Westfield Memorial Hospital.