NiteHawk Pediatric Urgent Care Becomes First in Texas to Select Viztek DR with Low Dose Capabilities

The first after-hours pediatric urgent care facility in Wylie, Texas relies on advanced digital x-ray system for increased quality of care; standard for future growth

Sep 24, 2015, 14:47 ET from Viztek

RALEIGH, N.C., Sept. 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Viztek, the leading provider of complete digital software and hardware diagnostic imaging solutions, today announced that the flagship facility of NiteHawk Pediatric Urgent Care ("NiteHawk"), is now the first facility in the state of Texas to select the company's Ultra Straight Arm DR with Pediatric Imaging Package with dose conscious capabilities. With the new system, NiteHawk's Wylie facility is the only urgent care center in Texas to better provide patients with low dose, high quality imaging, while also increasing access to quality urgent care designed specifically to meet the needs of children. 

"At NiteHawk Pediatric Urgent Care, our mission is to provide world class after-hours care to pediatric patients in our kid-friendly environment with our highly skilled team," stated Dr. Ben Olsson, Medical Director, NiteHawk. "Viztek's precision x-ray equipment allows us to focus on getting our patients the right diagnosis accurately and fast. Parents can be confident and rest easy that they are getting the best possible care from NiteHawk with the first Viztek DR imaging system at a Texas urgent care center that is specifically tailored to meet the needs of pediatric patients."

In the United States, there are approximately 9,000 urgent care centers, but less than 3 percent are pediatric focused. NiteHawk is a state-of-the-art pediatric facility providing medical care – for children up to age 21–when most pediatrician offices are closed. The facility provides various services, including imaging exams for strains, sprains, and fractures, respiratory issues, and gastroenterology problems, as well as other urgent care exams. 

"Families in Wylie and the surrounding communities now have access to high quality, reliable after-hours pediatric urgent care, that in many cases, can save them a significant amount of time without having to travel far for quality care," stated Keyur Sathe, President and Chief Executive Officer of NiteHawk. Adopting Viztek's Pediatric Imaging Package was an important, yet easy decision for NiteHawk to make, combining low dose capabilities with fast, quality imaging to reassure parents seeking medical assistance for their children.  Sathe further stated, "We are very proud of the fact that NiteHawk's Wylie location is the first and only facility in Texas with advanced DR technology from Viztek and believe it is a very important part of the high quality care that NiteHawk has become known for. Looking ahead, we hope to open five to seven facilities across the Dallas-Fort Worth area in the coming years and eventually even more across the nation, in continued partnership with Viztek."

Viztek's Straight Arm DR solution provides superior imaging quality and can be used for various exams while helping to provide the lowest dose to children and peace of mind to their parents. During the exam, the system alerts the technologist to take necessary steps to reduce dose to the patient, while the cesium iodide (CsI) detector enables unsurpassed image quality. The solution includes Viztek's unique Pediatric Imaging Package that is dose conscious and works to align with the goals and recommendations of the American College of Radiology's (ACR's) Image Gently initiative.

For more information, call 800-366-5343 or visit Viztek.net.

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 of 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 www.viztek.net.

About NiteHawk Pediatric Urgent Care

NiteHawk Pediatric Urgent Care is a premier, pediatric focused, after-hours urgent care company based in Dallas, Texas.   NiteHawk's mission is to develop a leading network of after-hours pediatric urgent care facilities that provide world class care to their patients, by meeting the needs and challenges of the exceptional team members who make that privilege possible.  The company achieves this mission by being a complimentary fit and extension to community pediatricians.  NiteHawk facilities are open 365 days a year at convenient times when most pediatrician offices are closed.  By providing the highest quality care in an accessible environment and at an affordable price, patients and their parents both benefit.  NiteHawk developed its flagship location in Wylie to fill this need for quality after-hours pediatric urgent care services in Wylie and the surrounding communities.  For more information, please visit www.nitehawkpediuc.com.

For media inquiries, contact Katie Toomey, KNB Communications for Viztek, 315.529.3947, ktoomey@knbcomm.com

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