April 29, 2008 | Atlanta, GA
Stamps Health Services Clinical Laboratory and Radiology Services have made acquisitions in equipment that has greatly reduced the potential for negative impact on the environment.
In the laboratory, a wet chemistry instrument was replaced by a chemistry instrument that utilizes Dry Slide Technology. This eliminates the use of liquid chemical preparations entirely and employs a reagent embedded dry wafer for analysis that can be disposed of in an environmentally safe manner.
In the radiology department, acquisition of a digital radiography system has eliminated the need for a wet chemistry processor (developer) used for film based radiography thus eliminating a respiratory hazard, spill and heavy metal hazard.