News | November 29, 2007

Bayer Opens New Door to Contrast Media Safety

December 1, 2007 – Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals previewed at RSNA 2007 VistaTrak, a password protected contrast media cabinet that tracks media stock using RFID labels.

The cabinet can be interfaced with an electronic medical record (EMR), PACS/RIS and billing system to access patient data. The company’s MAGNEVIST (gadopentetate dimeglumine) contrast agent will be the first product to carry the RFID tag in the VistaTrak cabinet.

The cabinet is also password protected and is only accessible by using either a coded badge or a pin code.

Once a bottle is removed, the RFID tag inside of the cabinet reads the lot number, expiration date and other information on the label. The EMR, PACS/RIS and billing system are updated when a bottle is removed from the cabinet to track the procedure and inventory. VistaTrak will not be commercially available until mid-2008.

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