Enhancing Patient Care Through Digital Imaging:
At Orthopaedic Associates of West Florida (OAWF) we are committed to providing patients with the highest level of comprehensive musculoskeletal care using state of the art medical technology. OAWF has implemented the latest orthopaedic PACS (Picture Archiving and Communication System) throughout all of our offices. Innovations in digital imaging enable our physicians to pass numerous benefits on to our patients. Higher resolution images enable physicians to give more accurate diagnoses. Instant image availability translates to less time spent waiting for X-rays, allowing physicians to spend more time with patients in the examination room. Because digital images can be manipulated after processing, physicians require less retakes and can minimize the amount of radiation to which patients are exposed Digital pre-operative planning tools enable physicians to accurately plan surgical procedures and analyze post-operative images. Unlimited digital copies of images can be made without degradation in quality and saved onto portable media such as CD, DVD, or USB drive.