We are very pleased to announce that we have signed a strategic partnership agreement with Philips Healthcare to provide a turn-key CT radiation dose management program to hospitals and imaging centers throughout the United States. This partnership will help healthcare facilities establish effective radiation safety programs to reduce patient radiation dose while also delivering optimal clinical image quality. These innovative new services pair Philips’ dose tracking and analysis software with West Physics’ medical physics and radiation safety expertise, and will also help facilities to meet the latest regulatory and accreditation requirements for radiation safety. All of us at West Physics are excited to begin delivering these services in concert with Philips to assist health systems of all sizes achieve their CT dose management goals.
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Please check out the latest article on CT dose optimization by our President & Chief Medical Physicist, Dr. Geoffrey West, in the September issue of HealthCare Business News magazine!
In this article, Dr. West addresses the evolving requirements surrounding CT dose optimization, describes how facilities are addressing the challenges, and provides valuable advice for healthcare organizations building out their patient dose reduction initiatives; all based on West Physics’ industry-leading experiences helping hospital and imaging center clients build and maintain their own programs.
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Dr. Geoff West will be presenting at the 2016 Annual AHRA conference in Nashville, TN on the topic of Joint Commission standards in Radiology. The title of the live presentation is “One Year after the JC Imaging Standards Changes – What Have We Learned and What’s Coming Next?” Dr. West will be presenting on Monday, August 1st between 4:00 – 5:00 PM and Wednesday, August 3rd between 8:30 – 9:30 AM.
Dr. West will discuss and share how the first year of the new JC 2015 Imaging Standards have impacted accredited healthcare organizations, including feedback on actual Joint Commission surveys. Dr. West will describe the positive impact the standards have had on patient care and radiation dose reduction, as well as any challenges in implementation experienced to date by the Joint Commission and the accredited facilities. In addition, the attendees will learn what new proposed standards changes the JC has planned for the future for imaging facilities, and what impact those changes could have on patient care and the imaging business.
West Physics will be in the exhibit hall located at booth number 616. Please stop by and speak personally with Dr. West and staff regarding the Joint Commission standards and our CT Dose Navigator Optimization Program for CT and Fluoroscopy.
West Physics is pleased to announce the immediate opening of a new field office in San Francisco, California. This office joins our Seattle and Los Angeles field offices to further expand our West Coast presence and to provide for even better response times and customer service to our clients in Northern California, Oregon and Western Nevada. We are very excited to establish a permanent office in “The City by the Bay” and look forward to deepening our already growing business relationships in the area.
With the opening of the San Francisco Field Office, West Physics now serves customers around the U.S. from 12 office locations (San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, Austin, Seattle, Philadelphia, Boston, Orlando, Kansas City, Albuquerque, Rochester [NY] and our headquarters in Atlanta).
We feel honored by the support of our customers and partners in trusting us with their medical physics needs and allowing us to continue to expand our geographic footprint to serve them even better!