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Tuality’s Orenco Station Medical Group Offering Digital X-ray Service

April 17, 2009

For immediate release
Contact:  Gerry Ewing / 503-681-1654

Tuality Healthcare’s Orenco Station Medical Group is offering digital radiography services for local patients and referring physicians who have general X-ray imaging needs.

Located in the new Orenco Station Medical Plaza at 6355 NE Cornell Road, Suite 200, in Hillsboro, the service supports the clinic’s own needs, and provides greater convenience for doctors and patients in nearby areas who require general X-ray imaging.

It includes state-of-the-art equipment, and is staffed by a registered radiologic technologist who is supported by Tuality Healthcare’s Diagnostic Imaging department.

Digital radiography uses detectors (instead of the traditional film) to collect the X-ray images, which are then processed and stored digitally. This enables immediate access to patients’ imaging studies on Tuality’s secure picture archiving and communications system (PACS).

PACS allows Orenco doctors and other Tuality physicians who are network-enabled to receive immediate consultation from Tuality radiology physician specialists working from their Hillsboro-campus locations. Physicians can consult with one another while simultaneously viewing the same images on computer monitors.

Digital radiography reduces turnaround time by eliminating the chemical developing process for traditional X-ray film. When further analysis is required, the technology allows radiologists to adjust image characteristics to enhance the visibility of certain details.

Orenco Station Medical Group is staffed by four internal medicine specialists: Kesavan Prakash, M.D.; Chin Song, M.D.; Radhika Suryadevara, M.D.; and Mohammed Taher, M.D. The digital radiography services at Orenco are available Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information, contact Orenco Station Medical Group at 503-597-3130.