Technology | December 20, 2011

Aware Launches Image Sharing, Dose Monitoring Products at RSNA

December 20, 2011 — Aware Inc. announced the introduction of two new server-based software products: Aware REM Server and WebView Module for AccuRad ImageShare Server. The products leverage advanced features of the company's AccuRad Server infrastructure to address two different applications: radiation exposure monitoring and viewing of radiology and pathology images.

The REM Server is designed to enable healthcare providers to collect radiation exposure data based on the IHE's Radiation Exposure Monitoring (REM) Integration Profile. From there, they can generate customized dosage estimation reports for comparison to other results, and then upload the data to the American College of Radiology (ACR) Dose Index Registry (DIR). The reports can be used to help identify opportunities for lowering unnecessary radiation exposure.

The new WebView Module enables the AccuRad ImageShare Server with high-performance viewing of high-resolution radiology and pathology images universally in a "zero-footprint" client. The design means that no application, DLL or applet must be installed or maintained on the client; only a browser is required for viewing images on desktop computers, workstations, iPads and other tablets, and smartphones.

"These new products are designed to enable integrators and solution providers to leverage our mature AccuRad Server platform to respond rapidly to two emerging needs," said Joe Kushi, director of sales. "The recognition of radiation exposure monitoring as a useful tool in the reduction of unnecessary dosage is evident from recent legislative and standardization activities, while the advancement of browser technology and proliferation of modern computing devices, such as iPads, is quickly creating demand to use them for radiology and pathology image viewing."

REM Server

Healthcare professionals regularly review policies, processes, and treatments in order to improve patient care and the overall quality of their institutions. A comprehensive quality assurance program includes metrics for X-ray radiation dose estimation, and a system for regular and reliable collection of useful dose estimation data. Such data can then be organized by patient, modality, department or facility and then analyzed to yield information that can be used to identify how doses can be managed. The data can then be monitored to quantify the effectiveness of implemented changes.

The AccuRad REM Server collects radiation exposure estimation data based on DICOM-compliant methods specified by IHE's Radiation Exposure Monitoring (REM) Integration Profile. It then stores and analyzes the data as it becomes available to calculate exposure information near real-time. This allows professionals to produce customized reports that summarize exposure estimation information by physician, modality, time/date, institution or other user-defined queries.

The user interface enables direct access to exposure information as well as summary information through interactive analysis tools. Reports can be manually created or automatically run at predetermined intervals.

WebView Module for AccuRad ImageShare Server

AccuRad ImageShare Server is a software application that provides fast and efficient viewing of medical images. It is designed as an add-on to picture archiving and communications systems (PACS), imaging modality systems, vendor neutral archives, or electronic health record systems (EHRs); it is ideally suited for vendors of image archival systems that wish to provide thin, zero-footprint access to new or existing images without disrupting existing client/server workflow or architectures.

The WebView Module leverages the advanced features of HTML5 and JPEG 2000 to provide a highly optimized, configurable server application for distribution of complex images to a variety of viewing clients with minimal latency. The XDS-I Module can be used to implement IHE profiles for standards-based interchange and viewing of images in electronic health records (EHR), such as within a health information exchange (HIE).

Aware will demonstrate the new products in booth A5452 at RSNA 2011.

For more information: www.aware.com

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