Technology | May 17, 2010

Telemedicine Line Enables Remote Image Analysis, Consultation

Foresight Imaging supports TIMS Mobile DICOM for mobile phones.

May 17, 2010 - Physicians and other caregivers can collaborate and communicate over networks via standard computer systems, laptops, tablets, mobile smart phones, and new devices such as the iPad. These networked collaboration systems completely change the mechanism of clinical healthcare by enabling care-giving teams the ability to connect to any medical imaging procedure or DICOM study and communicate and collaborate to better deliver high quality, safe, and efficient care to patients.

At the ATA annual meeting and exhibition in San Antonio, Texas, Foresight Imaging is showing telemedicine product line, which includes an imaging portal, collaboration and mobile smart phone products.

TIMS Consultant is a networked system that allows clinicians at various locations to view and participate in a live medical or diagnostic imaging procedure. Participants have full annotation and telestration capability to emphasize or highlight areas of the live video stream. Multiple video sources and multiple clients can be used with the TIMS Consultant.

TIMS Collaborator includes all of the functionality of the TIMS Consultant, and adds the breakthrough capability of multi-client collaboration on live video streams, stored images or videos, and DICOM studies from picture archive and communication systems (PACS) and electronic medical records (EMR). Participants can store annotated graphics on the stored images, videos, or studies and save them as DICOM files. The resulting files can then be routed to PACS or EMRs for a record of the collaboration session.

TIMS Mobile DICOM is engineered for physicians and clinicians to view DICOM studies on their mobile smart phones. DICOM studies can be retrieved from PACS and reviewed on mobile smart phones such as the Blackberry and iPhone. TIMS Mobile DICOM also supports the iPad.

The TIMS Mobile Consultant application enables physicians to view live diagnostic imaging procedures, such as fluoroscopy, ultrasound, endoscopy, and more, as well as surgical camera video on mobile smart phones.

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