Technology | June 02, 2009

AccelaRAD Offers Advanced New VRN Features at SIIM

June 3, 2009 - AccelaRAD, the leading national Software as a Service (SaaS) radiology image management company, debuts at the Society of Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) conference this week a range of features such as PriorsAnytime and Study Upload module for its Virtual Radiology Network (VRN).

New at SIIM is a PriorsAnytime module that automatically retrieves previous patient images from any pre-configured third party PACS as new patient exams are displayed. Invisibly to the user, the current exam triggers a DICOM query/retrieve to the relevant PACS solution based on a range of user-defined criteria. The module, which can be pre-configured to search by patient name, medical record number, birth date, gender, modality and body part, automatically pushes these exams to the VRN worklist. Radiologists can click on the desired exam for immediate viewing along with current images.
As a SaaS image management application, the AccelaRAD VRN resides on an offsite server infrastructure at a TIER4 datacenter and downloads exams over the Internet for access by authorized users on any web-enabled PC. It connects offsite imaging service providers, teleradiology groups and multi-site imaging facilities with their client sites to enable fast, efficient sharing of images in standard diagnostic quality DICOM format. “Using this same Internet-based backbone, the VRN can easily communicate with various PACS solutions installed at user or client sites to access prior exams.”
Also introduced to the VRN at SIIM will be a unique Study Upload module that enables instant, on-the-fly transmission of exams from any Internet-enabled PC to AccelaRAD VRN user sites. With no onsite software and a few mouse clicks, the new module will enable a radiology service provider’s clients and others with appropriate permissions to upload diagnostic-quality DICOM exams to the VRN server for access by VRN users. All exams are communicated securely with full data integrity and integrated into the user’s workflow for reading as appropriate.
To manage this growing workload, service providers can also use AccelaRAD’s powerful worklist functionalities to set up affiliate reading sites that automatically receive these new exams for interpretation and reporting.
Along with this, the powerful new Study Upload module has the potential to eliminate costly and time-consuming communication of imaging exams on CDs.
Along with these major new additions, AccelaRAD is adding a range of important workflow-enhancing features. For example, a new Study-to-Study Reading feature will enable radiologists to rapidly view a series of exams without returning to their worklist.

For more information: www.accelarad.com

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