June 6, 2008, Londonderry, VT Mountain Valley Medical Clinic now offers state of the art digital imaging X-ray services, increasing the speed with which the Clinic can diagnose patients, recommend treatment, and begin the healing process. The new system offers increased flexibility and improved workflow which results in our ability to deliver high quality healthcare.The Clinic’s new digital imaging X-ray system still takes images like a traditional X-ray, but rather than printing on film, it saves the image to an attached computer digitally similar to a digital camera. That image can then be sent electronically to the radiologist, or any specialist of the patients choice, for review.In addition to being faster and more efficient, the new system is also more environmentally friendly — it eliminates the film, the chemicals, and their disposal that were required previously. And now with electronic transmission, MVMC no longer is dependant on courier services to transport films.According to Linda McGrath, RT, the Clinic’s radiologist of 16 years, “This is the most exciting, most interesting advance in radiography technology in years. It allows me to better serve my patients and dramatically improve the path to recovery from a couple days to minutes for radiologist interpretation of images.”The Clinic has been able to install this new Konica Minolta system thanks to the generous support of local businesses, organizations, and individuals who are committed to helping us improve our ability to provide the best medical care possible.The Mountain Valley Medical Clinic has proudly served the communities of Manchester, Dorset, Landgrove, Londonderry, South Londonderry, Peru, Weston, Windham, Winhall, and Jamaica since 1976. The clinic is a community-based, non-profit, full-service facility providing complete health care for the whole family, emergency care, state of the art digital imaging x-ray, on-site lab, bone density, and physical therapy services. The clinic, located at 38 Route 11, Londonderry, VT, can be reached for appointments and emergency care Monday thru Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm, at 824-6901 or www.ourclinic.org(link is external).