Technology | June 08, 2012

Bayer HealthCare Unveils Advances in CT Contrast Dose Management Solutions

Powerful new Certegra Informatics Workstation launched at SIIM 2012

June 8, 2012 — Bayer Radiology and Interventional announced the introduction of the Certegra Workstation, an informatics-driven, touch-screen hub that enables time savings and improved patient care through a suite of CT (computed tomography) Contrast Dose Management applications and a new P3T 2.0 operating environment. The new workstation is being presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) 2012 in Orlando, Fla., June 7-12. Following the initial launch in the United States and Canada, the workstation will be rolled out in phases in markets around the world.

The workstation serves as a single interface for radiology technologists, enabling them to provide improved patient care from study setup and preparation, to administration of the patient's study. It will be the cornerstone of Bayer's Contrast Dose Management solution and informatics platform. In establishing and uploading the patient's contrast-injection record, the workstation imports patient data directly from the Modality Work List, reducing manual entry errors to the patient record.

"Today's technology-driven CT suite demands timely access to reliable contrast-dose records throughout the chain of care," said Anthony Cinalli, vice president of the informatics business at Bayer Radiology and Interventional.  "Enabling a single workflow-centralized interface, the workstation allows for fewer clicks, less manual entry, and greater control over the quality and consistency of patient care."

Interfacing with Medrad Stellant CT injection systems, the workstation's comprehensive suite of software options provides physicians and healthcare professionals instant access to real-time actionable CT contrast data captured at the point of care, enabling benefits including:

  • Reduce subdiagnostic studies, unnecessary rescans and associated radiation exposure (P3T 2.0 for personalized CT abdominal, cardiac and pulmonary angiography studies)
  • Enable more complete diagnostic decisions (PACS [picture archiving and communications system] outbound interface)
  • Speed up radiology report turnaround time and create greater study-volume bandwidth (RIS [radiology information system] and SR outbound interfaces)
  • Improve department performance by trending, reporting and analyzing actionable data with pinpoint accuracy (Informatics starter package, and data analysis and reporting tool)

For more information: www.bayerhealthcare.com

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