Advanced Volumetric Reading Tools Enhance Efficiency of Updated PACS


August 23, 2010

Advanced 3-D capabilities comparable to those offered by dedicated advanced visualization systems are available on the latest Carestream picture archiving and communications system (PACS) platform upgrade.

It supports a broad range of volumetric functionality, but its automatic volume matching image registration of extremely large datasets inside the viewer is probably the biggest differentiator. This allows radiologists to perform an automated review that saves time and can enhance diagnostic quality. Another important feature is its ability to support productive remote reading from home or office computers using various bandwidths.

The newest addition to the PACS platform’s 3-D toolset is an automatic abdominal and cardiac vessel segmentation. This feature uses algorithms to automatically locate relevant vessels and present clinicians with the ability to easily and quickly detect results, such as the extent of blockage in a vessel or the size of an aneurysm. This information is presented in a format that allows clinicians to easily accept, correct or extend vessels.

A user-interface provides thumbnail images for patient information and imaging studies, enabling fast, easy selection of desired information that helps reduce or eliminate manual searches for relevant data.

The company's PACS also features a zero-footprint, Web-based portal that allows physicians to view image data and patient information remotely. an optional new PACS module that delivers embedded critical results notification that meets JCAHO requirements. The critical results module can be integrated with the company’s vendor-neutral clinical data archive to allow remote users to easily view patient images and information. It can also be linked to the SuperPACS Architecture to enable zero-footprint access by authorized clinicians and referring physicians.

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