• 100 sites across 13 countries already enjoy the benefits of this unified imaging management platform.
• New tools offer added value in collaboration, reporting and viewing.
• Flexible deployment options help healthcare facilities achieve their performance and cost objectives.
(ECR, Booth # 103, Hall Expo A) Agfa HealthCare announces that its Enterprise Imaging for Radiology solution is extending in all directions. New features and options include enhanced functionalities for collaboration, reporting and viewing, and offsite hosted deployment. This unified imaging management platform, which offers a powerful task-based workflow designed to achieve gains in clinical productivity, is now live at 100 sites across 13 countries worldwide.
Multi-disciplinary collaboration via chat and share
With the new persona-independent chat platform, clinicians can collaborate via any common chat tool, including Skype, ™, AOL Instant Messenger™, etc. This supports them to build up a network of contacts, peers and experts for second opinions, etc. Sharing screen views over the chat tool adds further value to this collaboration tool. In addition, Enterprise Imaging for Radiology offers the tools radiologists need to organize multi-disciplinary clinical conferences in an efficient way. During clinical conferences, snapshots let images be reviewed in their ‘saved’ state, with all annotations, measurements, etc. A snapshot gallery provides easy access to the images needed.
Snapshots of images also help keep the radiologist organized, even when a task is interrupted, by allowing them to resume work exactly where they left off.
Intelligent reporting offering greater diagnostic value
New features enhance the ease of use and diagnostic value of radiology reports. Sectional, structured, standardized reporting lets measurements be directly imported into the report, saving the radiologist time and improving report accuracy. Key images are also automatically inserted into the report, for greater diagnostic value for the clinician.
Enhanced viewing and sharing of images
Advanced visualization tools can be embedded into the diagnostic and review workflows without starting a separate application. This includes 3D segmentation tools, 3D registration for improved synchronized navigation for multi-modality and follow-up examinations and full multi-modality women’s imaging support, including digital breast tomosynthesis.
Flexible deployment options, including off-site and on-site hosting
Increasingly, hospitals are looking for new deployment models for implementing solutions that better meet their financial strategies and goals. Designed to better help healthcare facilities of varied sizes achieve their performance and cost objectives with reliable and trusted solutions, Agfa HealthCare’s Managed Services model offers the hospitals stable, predictable, pay-as-you-go operational expenses, with limited or no upfront capital investment.
Enterprise Imaging for Radiology can also be deployed with an on-site SaaS (Software as a Service) model. This option requires no upfront capital investment, or specialized, dedicated IT resources and allows users to always access the latest tools and workflows, as well as the latest version of Agfa HealthCare applications and infrastructure.