January 30, 2007 - iCAD, Inc., a provider of Computer-Aided Detection (CAD) solutions for the early identification of cancer, today announced the availability of its latest innovation - TotalLook version 8.0, a solution for film-to-digital conversion as the market adoption of digital mammography rapidly increases.
This latest version of iCAD's film digitizer reportedly enables comparative image review on a single digital review workstation, assisting women's healthcare centers with the transition from film to digital mammography and aid clinical productivity. TotalLook 8.0 offers reportedly robust DICOM query and search capabilities that tighten integration with PACS and HIS/RIS, eliminating redundant patient data entry, minimizing errors and improving workflow. Additionally, the image compression option uses Intelligent Image Sampling and anti-aliasing algorithms to reduce file size 75 percent. Image compression is designed to minimize storage/archiving requirements and enable images to be shared more easily. According to the manufacturer, a typical facility could save nearly 5TB of storage space annually.
"The TotalLook system helped our transition from film to digital because it allows us to easily review high quality digitized images right next to our digital images on our review workstations," said Michael P. Cloutier, manager of Technical Services at Catholic Medical Center in Manchester, N.H. "This has helped improve the quality of care we deliver and has made life easier for our radiologists. We are very much looking forward to the new image compression because it will reduce the load on our network and enable our images to be recalled much faster."