McKesson is committed to working with facilities to adapt to the new healthcare reality in both an effective and cost-efficient fashion. The vendor does this by providing a suite of enterprise solutions including: "McKesson Enterprise Image Repository" Brings together all the scattered images from numerous isolated systems into the image repository (VNA) and helps provide a single view of the patient's imaging history, accessible from anywhere across the enterprise. McKesson Clinical Data Exchange: Manage, share and access patient images and clinical documents anywhere in the enterprise or across a region from any common Web-enabled device or workstation by leveraging the IHE cross-enterprise document sharing (XDS) integration profile.
QICS is a unique, automated workflow management solution to help today's medical professionals enhance the delivery of care, reduce risks, optimize user productivity and meet regulatory requirements compliance. QICS can provide workflow efficiencies that help providers improve performance and satisfaction for both physicians and patients. Qualitative Intelligence and Communication System (QICS) solutions can help: Create records for accountability and analytics; Meet regulatory requirements; Reduce manual processes to streamline workflow; Optimize communication to help deliver better care
ITN discusses the recent trends and advances in breast imaging at RSNA 2014 with Laurie Fajardo, M.D., MBA chief of breast imaging, University of Iowa. Read the following related articles on breast imaging: Mammographic Breast Density — What It Means; Trends in Breast Imaging; Dense Breast Tissue: Supplemental Imaging; and Breast Density: Are You Informed?
Many of the key trends in radiology seen at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2014 meeting are discussed by ITN Contributing Editor Greg Freiherr and ITN Editor Dave Fornell.
Here are ITN Editor Dave Fornell's choices for the most innovative new imaging technologies shown on the expo floor at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2014 annual meeting.
Staff at Halifax Health in Daytona Beach, Fla., explain how DR Systems helped them achieve greater efficiency with their PACS.
From the floor at this year's annual meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), Chris Toth, vice president of global marketing and Americas sales at Varian Medical Systems, talks about the latest Varian technologies and how they can help enhance knowledge sharing among oncology care professionals. In the constantly evolving healthcare landscape, learn why Varian is developing leading edge solutions designed to help clinicians leverage data to improve the quality and consistency of care. Varian is creating a knowledge-based network, enabling clinical partners to share information, ideas, and best practices. Toth explains how InSightive Analytics, Varian's latest in a line of recently released informatics products, helps clinics dive deep into existing data in order to achieve actionable insights. Being able to explore, visualize, and aggregate critical data using InSightive can help improve operations as well as clinical care.
Siemens introduces True volume TEE transducer. This 3-D/4-D 90°x90° TEE solution enables clinically meaningful visualization of anatomy, volume color Doppler and function in one volume view, without compromises like stitching. Combined with eSieValves advanced analysis package, it offers automated modeling and quantification in seconds allowing cardiologists to remove the guesswork from valve sizing.
Suzanne Shankle, IBA product marketing specialist, explains how Dolphin helps provide better care and gives online control and confidence of treating patients safely.
Introducing HYPERSCAN , Pencil Beam Scanning Delivery HYPERSCAN enables tumor volumes to be scanned in a matter of seconds, benefiting from the MEVION S250's direct and efficient beam generation. The result is a fast Pencil Beam Scanning enabling robust Intensity Modulated Proton Therapy treatment delivery that is much less sensitive to patient and tumor motions, ultimately increasing the efficacy of the treatment procedure. The MEVION S250 proton therapy platform with HYPERSCAN allows you to treat with precision, accuracy and reproducibility at unparalleled speed with uncompromised beam quality. Designed for greater access by any size cancer care facility, the MEVION S250 significantly reduces the complexity, size, and cost associated with conventional proton therapy systems. The MEVION S250 is specifically engineered as upgrade-ready to continue providing the most advanced proton therapy treatment available today as well as tomorrow. Key Features : Field-Upgradeable; Streamlined Clinical Workflow with Full OIS Integration; High-Accuracy Beam Pointing with Submillimeter Position Tracking; Fast Volumetric and Layer Rescanning Capabilities; Supports Standard Gating Interface for Beam On/Off Hold
John Stevens, chairman and CEO of HeartFlow, explains his company's computed tomography (CT)-based fractional flow reserve (FFR) assessment technology, which may eliminate the need for catheter-based FFR measurements.
Kettering's oncolcogy services worked with Elekta to provide the latest radiation therapy with the Veras HD system.
AAPM President John E. Bayouth, Ph.D., discusses the impact of imaging in medical physics, as well as training that is available through AAPM, with Imaging Technology News Editorial Director Melinda Taschetta-Millane.
Toshiba launched its new myocardial perfusion software for computed tomography (CT) during the 2014 American College of College of Cardiology (ACC) annual meeting. Perfusion imaging is now available on both the Aquillion One and Aqullion One Vision CT systems.
Peter G. Maxim, Ph.D., assistant professor of radiation oncology at Stanford University, discusses stereotactic radiotherapy for renal sympathetic nerve ablation for the treatment of refractory hypertension, and some of the challenges involved, with Imaging Technology News Editorial Director Melinda Taschetta-Millane.
Paul Keall, Ph.D., FAAP, professor and NHMRC Australian Fellow at Radiation Physics Laboratory at the University of Sydney, Sydney Medical School, discusses radiosurgery beyond cancer. He explains how radiotherapy might be used to ablate cardiac tissue noninvasively, which could eliminate the need for the current invasive, catheter-based ablation therapies used in electrophysiology.
DAIC Editor Dave Fornell explains some of the most innovative new cardiovascular CT technology displayed at the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2014.
Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) Past President Matthew Budoff, M.D., explains some of the new technology and latest trends seen in cardiac CT during the SCCT 2014 annual meeting in San Diego, Calif.
Dome by NDSSI displayed its newest product releases at the Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) 2014 annual meeting. These included the S6C diagnostic monitor, S10 grayscale mammography display, dual-screen SC3 color diagnostic display and the Dome Dashboard software for remote monitoring of Dome displays.
The Aplio 500 CV is the system of choice for all premium 2-D cardiac exams. Featuring Toshiba's 2-D Wall Motion Tracking technology, the system provides stunning visualization and quantitative analysis of myocardial wall motion with unrivaled accuracy and reproducibility. With on-board cardiac quantification measurements in all directions (radial, circumferential, 2D rotation and longitudinal), the Aplio500 CV system is designed to get the most comprehensive information anytime and anywhere in the hospital, right at the patient's bedside. Additional cardiac-specific technologies include Tissue Enhancement, Advanced Dynamic Flow, Lateral Gain Controls, Tissue Doppler, Stress Echo, Flex-M Mode and Auto IMT. The system is easy to use, with superior ergonomics and a smaller footprint, making it easier to maneuver for greater patient access and improved workflow. For more information: http://medical.toshiba.com/products/ul/cardiovascular/index.php
Todd Kranpitz, Executive Director of Radiology at Iowa Health, Des Moines, shares feedback from his health system on the portable imaging unit, the DRX Revolution - highlighting the wireless detector and collapsible column. He also discusses how adding a DRX-Revolution in surgery could replace c-arm technology. Hear Todd's thoughts about the transformation underway in radiology and the importance of the specialty becoming educators with other providers in the care continuum.
DAIC Editor Dave Fornell highlights his choices for some of the most innovative new technology at the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) 2014 meeting.
Kettering Medical Center Therapist, Sarah Macke, describes how their center improved their treatment process with safety and efficiency.
DAIC Editor Dave Fornell shares his choices for the most innovative new technologies in nuclear imaging that were on display at the 2014 Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) annual meeting.
Satoshi Minoshima, M.D., Ph.D., chairman of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Scientific Committee, discusses the new technologies and trends at SNMMI 2014.
See how standardizing on Siemens' breast imaging solutions has helped Heritage Valley Health System optimize efficiency, clinical outcomes and patient experience.
Eliot Siegel, M.D., professor and vice chairman of radiology at the University of Maryland, School of Medicine, department of radiology, discusses the big data trend, and what it means to personalized medicine as well as precision medicine.
Raym Geis, M.D., SIIM chair, spoke about how SIIM is changing its focus away from radiology and more toward informatics of all medical images. Now that every modality is starting to de-silo images, what are the next steps toward standardization?
Donald Dennison, SIIM Board of Directors and Hackathon organizer, discusses this inaugural event at the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) 2014 annual meeting in Long Beach, Calif.
Improved patient comfort, more efficient workflow, and high-quality images at low dose are just some of the benefits realized in the radiology department at Philadelphia area's Riddle Memorial Hospital using Siemens fixed and mobile X-ray, and fluoroscopy solutions.
Gary Levine, M.D., president of the National Consortium of Breast Centers, reacts to the recent Canadian study's questioning the value of preventative mammography screening and the confusion it has caused.
Gary Levine, M.D., president of the National Consortium of Breast Centers, discusses breast density, alternative screening technologies and the impact of "Inform Law" on clinical workflow.
Gary Levine, M.D., president of the National Consortium of Breast Centers, predicts a future of personalized breast screening and addresses related challenges that will need to be addressed for successful implementation.
Nancy Cappello, Ph.D., founder/director of Are You Dense, Inc., discusses breast density, Inform Laws and her mission to expand screening options for women.
Gary Levine, M.D., president of the National Consortium of Breast Centers, discusses highlights of the NCoBC conference and NCBC's mission for 2014.
GE Healthcare is dedicated to helping healthcare organizations build a roadmap for a comprehensive radiation dose management strategy. Learn about current trends in dose management and how GE Healthcare's DoseWatch solution can help you.
A big trend in healthcare IT at Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) 2014 annual meeting was the creation of enterprise-wide image access systems. With the introduction of vendor neutral archives (VNAs), enterprise imaging will increasingly be taken out of the hands of radiology and move to the responsibility of hospital IT directors. In this form, radiology may become just another department contributing images to the VNA. HIMSS also highlighted the proliferation of new, inexpensive home use patient monitors.
Carestream's Vue family includes RIS/PACS/archiving as well as vendor-neutral archives, physician and patient portals that streamline workflow for radiologists, IT professionals and administrators. These systems also elevate clinical and business intelligence across the enterprise and enable better informed and collaborative decision making. One example is Carestream's Vue Motion Physician Portal. Vue Motion gives physicians access to all imaging data at the point of diagnosis quickly and easily from virtually all mobile devices such as the iPad. And it is simple to deploy, with no dedicated training required. Vue Motion's vendor-neutral functionality means you don't have to change departmental workflow to offer this new capability. Knowing how imaging data is critical to the care continuum matters.