Viztek LLC

March 31, 2015 09:04 ET

Carolina Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Center Installs Viztek OTC System

RALEIGH, NC--(Marketwired - Mar 31, 2015) - Viztek, the leading provider of complete digital software and hardware diagnostic imaging solutions, announced that its Overhead Tube Crane (OTC) system has been installed at the new state-of-the-art Carolina Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Center (COSM) in Gastonia, North Carolina. The new system combines the benefits of Viztek's existing upright and table systems into one unit, providing a complete DR room replacement for COSM, and providing ease-of-use benefits for technologists.

"The decision to install the Viztek OTC system was an easy one," said Chad Ghorley, Chief Executive Officer of Carolina Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Center. "We currently use other Viztek digital x-ray systems, so as we were expanding to our new facility, it was the obvious choice to look at the Viztek OTC to upgrade from CR to DR. After our due diligence and research regarding the options, the Viztek OTC solution proved to offer the best quality."

Carolina Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Center has been a Viztek customer since 2009, having previously purchased the Viztek U-Arm system as well as the Viztek Opal PACS. When moving to their new location, COSM was set on updating their equipment to make both of their x-ray rooms fully digital.

The Viztek OTC system allows for versatility and ease-of-use to enable faster processes for technologists and patients. High-resolution images are available in just seven seconds. At the Carolina Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Center, X-Ray technologists say the Viztek OTC enables them to use different imaging techniques, especially on foot and ankle images. Ghorley said physicians want and need to see those intricate angles and quality images, which the OTC delivers.

"Delivering the right solutions that are tailored to the specific needs of orthopaedic imaging, and being able to back-up our performance claims is what contributes to facilities like Carolina Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Center being repeat Viztek customers," said Bruce Ashby, Viztek general manager. "With the OTC system Viztek is once again bringing to market a DR imaging system that delivers on workflow, image quality and ease-of-use needs that benefit patients, technologists and physicians."

For more information on Viztek, visit the company's website

About Viztek

Viztek is a leading provider of complete digital software and hardware imaging solutions, backed by comprehensive training and support for the hospital, imaging center, telemedicine and private practice markets. Launching from the long-standing success of the company's web-based Opal-RAD PACS and RIS imaging software, Viztek introduced EXA, a revolutionary new platform enabling zero footprint full-featured diagnostic viewing paired with server-side rendering for unbeatable speed. The company's innovation in software is complemented by their comprehensive line DR solutions, with panels that come in multiple configurations ranging from retrofit packages to complete new radiology rooms and mobile solutions. For more information, visit

Contact Information

  • For media inquiries, contact
    Brittny Quinn
    (516) 582-6507
    Email Contact