A new pavilion of the Beskid Oncology Center, part of the Municipal Hospital of John Paul II in Bielsko-Biała, opened on 24 September 2021. The modern center for comprehensive diagnostics and treatment of oncological patients uses the most advanced medical facilities, including a nuclear medicine facility, a magnetic resonance imaging room, and a high-end diagnostic imaging facility with an X-ray laboratory, two computed tomography laboratories, a mammography laboratory, a stereotactic biopsy laboratory and an ultrasound laboratory. The center can provide health services to thousands of patients from the city and surrounding areas.
The hospital also makes use of the most advanced medical imaging equipment, including Siemens CT scanners, a hybrid SPECT / CT system from Mediso, a Hologic mammography system, magnetic resonance imaging, an additional lung imaging station, and an AGFA PACS system with diagnostic displays from Barco, to be used by the center’s radiology staff.
To effectively fight the widespread distribution of cancer, the hospital wanted to make use of the highest diagnostic imaging quality technology. For Barco, it was clear that the hospital did not consider quality to be just a buzz word. The management wanted to follow the strict requirements of the European Commission. Barco monitors are manufactured according to strict quality requirements and audited by notified bodies.
As part of the AGFA PACS system, Barco delivered six Coronis Fusion 4MP displays with MXRT-4700 display controllers for general radiology and multi-modality applications, two sets of Nio Color 5MP displays with MXRT-6700 display controllers and two sets of Coronis 5MP displays for mammography applications.
The Barco monitors will help the radiology team at the Beskid Oncology Center to perform accurate interpretations, and even help to identify lesions that may not be detectable with conventional monitors. For mammography applications more specifically, the Barco displays will help the team to visualize microcalcifications with increased reading accuracy.
Lech Wędrychowicz, director of the oncology center stated: "We want our diagnostic imaging technology to be of the highest level and fully integrated with the treatment. Our clinic is now a reference center for the treatment of breast and colorectal cancer. The effectiveness of treatment in such centers is up to 30 percent higher than in centers that do not meet the quality criteria."