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FirstLight Fiber Case Study

THE OPPORTUNITY

“With FirstLight’s Ethernet service, SRPC is operating more efficiently. The service allows our practice to do more readings, and the connectivity between our offices and external work stations is instantaneous; our doctors can be anywhere and easily access the images they need.” James Mooney, Administrator for SRPC Medical Imaging
“With FirstLight’s Ethernet service, SRPC is operating more efficiently. The service allows our practice to do more readings, and the connectivity between our offices and external work stations is
instantaneous; our doctors can be anywhere and easily access the images they need.”
James Mooney, Administrator for SRPC Medical Imaging

Schenectady Radiologists, PC (SRPC Medical Imaging) is a quality medical imaging services provider, operating imaging centers in Niskayuna and Guilderland, New York, as well as local hospitals since the 1970s. The physicians of SRPC are widely respected for their expertise and for leveraging the best technology available in order to provide comprehensive services delivered in a comfortable setting to their clients. Notably, SRPC was the first imaging services provider in the region to install an open MRI in a bright, sun filled room designed to put patients at ease. It was also the first to offer TV in a high-field open MRI which significantly reduces anxiety for claustrophobic patients.

Known for caring for their patients like they care for their own families, the SRPC staff is constantly working hard to meet the varying needs of all patients. In an effort to stay true to the Company’s mission of providing the best imaging technology in a relaxed setting, SRPC required a more robust, private wide area network (WAN) architecture that could create a real-time, collaborative environment for its physicians that was secure, reliable and affordable so that the organization could process, review
and store scans quickly and efficiently.

At the time of its search for a better solution, the copper-based network SRPC was using was not able to keep up with needs of SRPC. With two free-standing imaging centers and facilities in the local hospitals, SRPC sought a solution that would increase its network capacity and, more importantly, allow for seamless upgrades in the future. It also required a provider that could easily enhance its internal infrastructure (workstations) by connecting its offsite locations via a fiber-based network.

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