Novarad has inked contracts with five clinics for NovaOrtho, its orthopedic PACS for image and information management. The clinics include Chicago Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, Chicago; Family Health Center, Orangeburg, SC; Family Healthcare of Siouxland, South Siouxland City, Neb; Idaho Elks Rehab Hospital, Boise, Idaho; and Northland Bone and Joint in North Kansas City, Mo.

Factors that led to the selection of NovaOrtho included its orthopedic planning templates and variety of automated tools and wizards enabling surgeons to perform digital templating for hip, knee, trauma, and upper and lower extremity surgeries. The system also offers the flexibility of viewing images during a patient consultation through a patient room control console.

In addition, NovaOrtho enables the importing of images from CDs and image routing to and from any hospital or any other PACS.