Heart innovation at Scarborough Hospital

Another technological first for The Scarborough Hospital: two diagnostic imaging systems combined on an integrated platform, the first in the world.

The innovation will have a big impact in diagnosing heart failure in patients, and will be used in the hospital’s Heart Function Clinic, according to a hospital press release.

“Faster reporting is probably the key benefit for both patients and physicians,” hospital cardiologist Dr. Jim Cherry said.

The new system will allow hospital staff to share digital cardiology and radiology images on a secure network, resulting in faster test results for patients.

The Agfa HealthCare’s IMPAX 6.3.1 and the Cardiovascular 7.7 has the ability to provide a faster and more accurate diagnoses and treatment for patients.

“We probably skipped a few generations of technology to upgrade to this point,” said Cherry.