Case Study | August 14, 2009 | Daniel J. Valentino, Ph.D.

Clarity PACS - A New Approach to PACS

ClarityPACS

Digital technology has been rapidly adopted in medical imaging, but the information systems used to manage and display imaging data are expensive and complex.
Picture archiving and communication systems (PACS) were introduced as a breakthrough technology that enabled healthcare providers to better manage digital images and related patient information. Early PACS consisted of a centralized server to permanently store acquired images and to transmit images to dedicated image display workstations or to a film printer. Contemporary PACS now include a broad range of capabilities, including, for example, the ability to integrate 2D and 3D information from different modalities, to make measurements and annotations on images, to forward images to other physicians, to significantly compress data and store it across distributed archives, and to share images using portable digital media. Most PACS also integrate image analysis and diagnosis with image reporting tools.
Some factors limiting the adoption of PACS include the extensive planning required to install and configure PACS hardware and software, the substantial training required to learn how to use PACS applications, and the cost of ongoing support and maintenance. Another limitation is that most PACS are tailored to the needs of physicians and radiologists in larger medical centers, but well over half of the projectional X-ray imaging procedures that are performed in the United States are performed by non-radiologist physicians operating in private medical offices. These include orthopedic surgeons, pulmonologists, internists, and other healthcare providers such as podiatrists, dentists and chiropractors. These medical imaging providers need a PACS that will enable them to efficiently manage images, measurements, reports, and related medical information and that is readily installed, easy to use, and inexpensive to maintain.
Clarity is a family of products designed to enable medical imaging providers to easily and cost-effectively manage digital patient records. The Clarity family of products includes a scalable picture archiving and communication system (PACS), a radiology information system (RIS), integration with electronic medical records (EMR) and tools to access clinical data via mobile devices.
ClarityPACS (http://www.claritypacs.com) was designed to optimize imaging workflow and simplify image management, while reducing the cost and complexity of PACS installation and maintenance. The Clarity Archive is a fully-featured and robust DICOM storage server with support for multiple imaging modalities, integration with external information systems, comprehensive HIPAA auditing, and flexible back-up options. The Clarity Viewer provides a simple but highly functional interface with support for multi-modality image display, annotation, measurement and analysis tools, and integrated structured reporting. Clarity systems are highly scalable and can be configured with different amounts of RAM, different levels of RAID storage, and with redundant CPU’s, power supplies and network interfaces for the highest levels of system uptime and availability. Clarity can optionally be configured for offsite back-up, and for 24 x 7 remote monitoring of system status and performance.
Whether your medical practice is new to digital imaging or is migrating from a legacy system, Clarity is the clear solution for your current and future digital imaging needs.

iCRco, Innovative Medical Imaging
PH: 310-921-9559 FAX: 310-542-7236, [email protected] , www.claritypacs.com

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