Orange Park Medical Center August 01, 2016

Orange Park Medical Center now has one of the most advanced imaging technologies in the country. Their new x-ray imaging system will help doctors diagnose and treat acute stroke patients as well as those suffering from an aneurysm.

The new equipment, the Innova IGS 630, also known as a biplane is just another notch in their belt when it comes to treating stroke patients. The hospital recently became certified as a Comprehensive Stroke Center by the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) along with being recognized by the American Heart Association with a Get with the Guidelines Stroke Gold plus Quality Achievement Award.

Orange Park Medical Center is the only hospital in Clay County to be a designated comprehensive stroke center by AHCA. The designation ensures that stroke victims will be seen quickly and receive care from staff that has been specially trained to care for patients suffering from a stroke.

"This new technology will allow us to perform procedures we were not able to do before and most importantly keep our patients in Clay County," said Laura Duke, Director of Cardiovascular Services.

The ability to capture two 3D, zoomed-in x-rays simultaneously vs. a single x-ray supplies a better view of the patient, a speedier surgery and the opportunity to use a lower dose of radiation which is safer for both the patient and the medical staff in the operating room.

The new technology also offers a subtraction feature, where previously inserted clips or coils can be removed from the imagery to give the physician a clearer image of the patient's brain and blood vessels.

"Having the biplane at Orange Park Medical Center provides the ability to perform more complex cases in a safer environment with a shorter procedure time. This will have a significant positive impact on patient care," said Dr. Islam Tafish, Neurologist with Orange Park Medical Center.

The biplane will provide enhanced imaging techniques for a variety of interventional procedures such as stent placements and coiling, which is used to treat aneurysms.