Mayor of Novi Sad Mr. Miloš Vučević and Member of the City Council in charge for Health professor Zoltan Horvat MD, PhD visited today the Jovan Jovanović Dispensary of the Novi Sad Health Center, where a process of digitalization of X-ray appliances has been started. The City of Novi Sad has provided the Novi Sad Health Center with two universal digital radiography appliances, with digital image acquisition, flat panel, and motorized movement. The appliances are located at the Jovan Jovanović Dispensary and Novo Naselje Health Center.

- After a longer period of time, City Healthcare Administration and Novi Sad Health Center jointly realized the concept of X-ray appliances digitalization. For purchase of the two appliance the City allocated 22 million RSD in total. Until the end of the year we should purchase one more state-of-the-art appliance, which is to be installed at the Liman IV Health Center. In its essence, digital appliances enable far more expedient X-ray imaging, which in turn enables patient appointments and image reading to be set much faster. – said Mayor Vučević and added that the City of Novi Sad will continue to invest in new cutting-edge equipment for our healthcare, in order to have more comprehensive and quality medical protection of our citizens. 

Member of the City Council in charge for Health Professor Horvat MD, PhD emphasized that by using digital technologies one no longer requires traditional X-ray films, which in turn significantly contributes our efforts to save more money. 

- In the forthcoming period, we plan to purchase the PACS system for data record keeping, which will enable us complete interconnection of the system, as well a possibility of distant access and reading of data. By introducing digital appliances, our patients are offered X-ray diagnostics comparable to those at most modern European medical centers. – said Professor Horvat MD, PhD 

By introducing digital X-ray appliances in Novi Sad Health Center, we provided more expedient X-ray imaging, we tremendously decreased possibility of error during image processing and exposure time which, when coupled with high-efficiency detectors, amounts to significantly smaller doses of radiation-discharge for patients and employees.

In Novi Sad, February 23rd 2015