September 15, 2008 – eRAD said recently that ConforMIS, Inc., a privately held company that develops and commercializes personalized, minimally invasive orthopedic devices, has contracted them to install eRAD PACS.
Diagnostic images are acquired at any number of certified locations across the world and sent to ConforMIS for use in their proprietary “image-to-implant” process. The images are used in the custom manufacturing of personalized joint resurfacing implants that offer unique advantages versus traditional joint replacements. By starting with high density imaging data, ConforMIS creates patient-specific devices designed to achieve precise fit, preserve bone and cartilage, and minimize surgical trauma. As part of the production process, images are acquired, stored and made available to radiologists, consulting physicians and ConforMIS engineers from any Web-enabled computer via eRAD’s secure data facilities and Web-based software platform.
The need for a Web-based PACS with advanced visualization capabilities such as integrated MPR and 3D was essential to ConforMIS’ engineers, said the company. The system also needed to support a workflow, which involves receiving and viewing DICOM images from around the world without the need for VPN’s or dedicated secure networks