St. Joseph’s London selects Barco
Ont. – St. Joseph’s Health Care London, based in London, Ontario, has
purchased a comprehensive array of Barco Coronis Fusion 6MP DL
diagnostic display systems for their advanced radiology requirements. As
one of Ontario’s leading teaching hospitals and research centres, the
move represents a major investment in the benefits of Barco’s Coronis
color imaging technology.
By selecting the 30-inch Coronis Fusion 6MP DL, radiologists at St.
Joseph’s can visualize diagnostic images from a diverse range of
clinical modalities on a single workstation, rather than separate
With its multi-modality performance, the Coronis 6MP provides the
ability to display grayscale, color-enhanced and fused images
side-by-side in a seamless presentation. For the hospital’s
radiologists, this high-resolution diagnostic canvas eliminates the need
for a separate display to read color-enhanced images.
Also included in with St. Joseph’s new diagnostic package is Barco’s
MediCal QAWeb system, an intervention-free service for display
calibration, quality assurance and asset management. This advanced
software service will provide the facility with intervention-free DICOM
calibration, plus automated Quality Assurance and reporting.
“Our day is so busy, that anything that improves our workflow makes a
difference,” said Dr. Justin Amann (pictured), Radiologist at St. Joseph’s. “The
Coronis Fusion has helped us, because it makes our day run smoother. The
main difference is if I’m working in different modalities, I don’t have
to move to different monitors.
“Now, the same color display lets me look at color Doppler images, at 3D
post-processed images from CT scans, as well as grayscale images,”
explained Dr. Amann. “The color capability lets me work through any case
at any time, and it improves my efficiency during the day.”
The biggest advantages of the Coronis Fusion 6MP DL are its qualities as
a medical display system, noted Dr. Greg Garvin, Radiologist at St.
Joseph’s. “It’s a big place to lay out my images, with lots of screen
real estate. But it’s more about how impressive it is visually, how easy
it is on the eyes, how vivid the pathology is, and how it makes more
efficient use of your visual real estate. The 6MP is lovely to use. It’s
clear, rich, and a pleasure to work with.”
Barco is proud to be in partnership with a prestigious medical
institution like St. Joseph’s Health Care London, a facility with a long
history of embracing leading-edge imaging technologies, said Mike Sklar,
Vice President Medical Imaging, Barco North America.
Radiology has become significantly more reliant on color image content
to aid the diagnosis and treatment of patients. St. Joseph’s decision to
install the Coronis Fusion 6MP DL for their diagnostic applications
provides their radiologists with a clear advantage, by rendering
flawless grayscale and color image content on a single screen.
About St. Joseph’s Health Care London
St. Joseph’s Health Care London is a major patient care, teaching and
research centre with a distinguished legacy of service to London,
Southwestern Ontario and the veterans of Canada, dating back more than
130 years. St. Joseph’s five key role areas include acute/ambulatory
care, complex care and veterans care, long-term care, rehabilitation and
specialized geriatrics and specialized mental health care. Facilities
and services including St. Joseph’s Hospital, Parkwood Hospital, Mount
Hope Centre for Long Term Care and Regional Mental Health Care London
and St. Thomas are part of the St. Joseph’s family. Our research arm,
the Lawson Health Research Institute, continues to direct their research
to the development of new knowledge that is continually being applied
directly to patient care. More than 400,000 patients annually receive
care from close to 6,000 physicians and staff at St. Joseph’s. St.
Joseph’s is affiliated with the University of Western Ontario.
Barco, a global technology company, designs and develops visualization
products for a variety of selected professional markets. Barco has its
own facilities for Sales & Marketing, Customer Support, R&D and
Manufacturing in Europe, North America and Asia Pacific. Barco (NYSE
Euronext Brussels: BAR) is active in more than 90 countries with about
3300 employees worldwide. Barco posted sales of 725 million euro in
Posted Dec.10, 2009