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DHMC was recently named one of the country's top 10 hospitals in health-care imaging by Health Imaging and IT (HIIT) magazine. The publication solicited input from more than 10,000 specialists, administrators, consultants, and vendors to arrive at its top-10 list.

The magazine noted that it was at Dartmouth where the first clinical x-ray in the U.S. was performed— back in 1896—and that DHMC has continued to be an innovator in imaging and information technology. HIIT cited DHMC's success at digitizing all radiologic studies and at getting results to referring physicians quickly, as well as good collaboration between the Department of Radiology and information systems experts. More than 200,000 radiologic exams— x-rays, CT scans, MRIs, and PET scans—are performed at DHMC annually. The only other New England facility in the top 10 was Massachusetts General Hospital. A.S.

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