"The difference between the old system and new system is night and day," said Fresques. "Doctors can be more effective and save time with this cutting-edge technology."
The system is used to take video or snapshots of unborn fetuses and for diagnosing diseases.
"Because you can see more details in the picture, doctors are able to save time and be more effective in their practices," said Fresques.
Lakeview officials are also looking at integrating the current system with a new digital photo feature to be purchased in 2006.
The Picture Archival Computer System (PACS) will enable physicians and lab technicians to save the images digitally on their computers.
Right now the Acuson Sequoia System prints to a laser film-based system. Once the PACS is installed, the images will be digital.
"We can send pictures to physicians in their offices, and they can pull them up on their computer. The PACS will save a lot of time for doctor," said Fresques.
The Women's Center should be completed in the next two months.