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RSNA Product Spotlight and Buyers Guide

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   November 2011

RSNA 2011 – The 97th Scientific Assembly & Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America,

Nov. 27-Dec. 2, Chicago, is the premier scientific and educational forum in radiology. Come learn about the latest trends in radiologic research and “celebrate the image” along with 60,000 attendees.


Half-moon-shaped dual-tier desk

The ergonomic design of this unique and utilitarian semi-circular imaging desk enables the user to arrange monitors in a way that maximizes both visibility and reach advantages. When sitting at a proper distance from the tiered configuration, users gain easy access to all input-entry devices. The independent electronic height-adjustment capabilities of each of the surfaces allow the user to change the height of the equipment within seconds at the simple touch of a button, optimizing comfort in use whether in a seated or standing position.

AFC Industries, Inc.
13-16 133rd Place
College Point, NY 11356
PH: 1-800-663-3412 FX: 718-747-0726
info@afcindustries.com
See Hall A #3505 at RSNA 2011


Fully motorized, mobile DR system

The DX-D 100 direct radiography (DR) system is a highly maneuverable unit that combines full mobility with Agfa HealthCare’s image processing. The result provides high-quality radiology exams performed efficiently in intensive care units, emergency departments, operating rooms or at the bedside. The unit features Agfa HealthCare’s NX workstation and is supported by MUSICA2, the company’s gold-standard image processing software. It is available with conventional gadolinium or high-DQE cesium DR panels for dose-sensitive patients and delivers fast image preview and excellent image resolution.

AGFA HealthCare
10 South Academy St.
Greenville, SC 29601
PH: 864-421-1600 FX: 864-421-1414
See Hall B #8350 at RSNA 2011


Take a seat at Steve’s Station

Anthro Corporation, the Tualatin, Oregon-based designer and manufacturer of radiology furniture and carts, introduces Steve’s Station, the company’s newest family of imaging desks for healthcare reading rooms. Launching at RSNA 2011, Steve’s Station adjusts for either sitting or standing while maintaining comfortable focal depth for display monitors. This unit is an adjustable, ergonomic imaging table that can be easily shared by multiple radiologists.

Anthro Corp.
10450 SW Manhasset Dr.
Tualatin, OR 97062
PH: 503-691-2556 FX: 800-325-0045
See Hall B #8927 at RSNA 2011


Linux-based PACS workstation

Major enhancements to BRIT Vision Workstation Version 3.7.2 include the introduction of the 64-bit Ubuntu operating system, performance and speed enrichments, seamless interoperability with Roentgen Works advanced workflow tools such as ER Discordance, Urgent Findings and On Holds, and an improvement in the comparison tools for hanging protocols. With this system, users can run voice-recognition and viewing applications on a single platform. Performance enhancements for downloading images now exceed 100 CT images/second on properly configured networks, and improvements have been made in the viewing of multi-frame images.

BRIT Systems
1909 Hi Line Dr.
Dallas, TX 75207
PH: 214-630-0636 FX: 214-630-1638
See Hall A #4200 at RSNA 2011


X-ray room on wheels

The DRX-Revolution Mobile X-Ray System offers significant benefits for physicians, radiographers and patients due to its easy maneuverability, superior image quality and enhanced productivity. This mobile DR system features a unique, collapsible column that allows unobstructed views for enhanced visibility and safety while moving the system. The dual-drive system and the ability to perform 360-degree turns in tight spaces make this unit ideal for bedside imaging exams. The system has two monitors: a main 19-inch monitor and an 8-inch tube-head monitor.

Carestream Health Inc.
150 Verona Street
Rochester, NY 14608
PH: 888-777-2072
See Hall D #1611 at RSNA 2011


Cloud-based zero-footprint universal viewer

EXAM-BROWSER is a totally cloud-based universal clinical viewer that enables anywhere, anytime review of medical images and reports. Using this solution, CoActiv hospital and imaging center clients storing images in CoActiv’s vendor-neutral EXAM-VAULT cloud-based archive can enable users to view and manipulate exams with ultra-fast speed from virtually any browser-enabled computer or mobile device. This system can easily support multiple simultaneous users in different locations for real-time, interactive virtual consultation and collaborations.

CoActiv Medical
900 Ethan Allen Highway
Ridgefield, CT 06877
PH: 877-262-2848 FX: 203-438-5004
See Hall B #7300 at RSNA 2011


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3D radiology results whenever, wherever

Synapse Mobility is a zero-footprint application that enables access to Fujifilm’s suite of Synapse products from hand-held mobile devices, as well as Macintosh or Windows PCs. Using the Web browser of their choice, radiologists and referring physicians can have on-the-go access to the images and information stored in Synapse PACS and Synapse RIS, increasing accessibility to patient information and improving workflow. This solution displays high-quality, interactive 3D images (not just static, Flash files) through any access platform. Functions such as zooming operate the same as at a clinical workstation.

FUJIFILM Medical Systems USA
419 W. Ave.
Stamford, CT 06902
PH: 800-431-1850
See Hall A #4009 at RSNA 2011


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Process images anytime, anywhere

READY View is a next-generation MR visualization platform aimed at streamlining image processing for clinicians. The solution provides a combination of protocols, applications and tools that enable a fast, easy and quantified analysis using any PC, PACS or RIS workstation. Multiparametric protocols offer a new, simple and intuitive workflow to process all functional data from a single screen without having to leave a reading station. Productivity tools include: auto-processing, save state, one-click motion correction, and real-time thresholding and segmentation.

GE Healthcare
40 IDX Dr.
Burlington, VT 05402
PH: 802-859-6305 FX: 802-862-9591
See Hall A #3365 at RSNA 2011


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Virtual colonoscopy with auto-scan

INFINITT North America has teamed with Medicsight to offer an FDA-cleared, integrated ColonCAD API package within its Xelis Colon application for improved detection of abnormalities within the large intestine. CT colonography (CTC), or virtual colonoscopy, is a low-dose CT scan. ColonCAD API is an advanced computer-aided detection (CAD) algorithm that analyzes scan data and automatically highlights specific regions of interest that are indicative of potential colorectal polyps. With more radiologists learning to interpret CTC exams, it is anticipated that CAD will become an integral component of CTC interpretation.

INFINITT North America
PH: 877-387-6960 FX: 908-387-6965
See Hall A #6229 at RSNA 2011


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Radiologists meet MU

Merge RIS v7.0 provides the features and functionality needed for radiologists to meet meaningful-use requirements, including data collection, reporting, a patient portal and e-prescribing. This feature-rich radiology information system is designed to store, manipulate and distribute patient radiological data. With more than 200 installations, this RIS provides ambulatory care practices, imaging centers, radiology group practices and hospitals with the ability to save time, improve referral relations, re-allocate staff, increase revenue and lower costs.

Merge Healthcare
6737 W. Washington St.
Milwaukee, WI 53214
PH: 414-977-4000 FX: 414-977-4200
See Hall A #6219 at RSNA 2011


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PACS and medical-imaging monitor

The MultiSync MD215MG is a 21.3-inch medical diagnostic display for viewing digital mammography images for diagnosis by trained physicians. This 5-megapixel, FDA-certified solution was created for medical imaging and PACS in hospitals, doctor offices, urgent care centers and other healthcare facilities. The unit is factory calibrated to the DICOM grayscale function for luminance. It includes a front sensor to maintain a calibrated brightness and an ambient light sensor that automatically adjusts the display’s brightness based on existing lighting conditions.

NEC Display Solutions of America Inc.
500 Park Blvd., Ste. 1100
Itasca, IL 60143
PH: 630-467-3000
See Hall A #5435 at RSNA 2011


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Cardiology PACS and CVIIS

NovaCardio is a fully integrated CPACS image and information management system that offers powerful features and accessible-anywhere viewing and reporting. The solution includes single-click workflow, easy-to-set preferences and auto-display of prior studies to ease image viewing. The workstation is optimized to view large motion-based ultrasound and cineangiographic images at full spatial and temporal resolution. Complete interfaces to EMR, EHR, HIS, PACS and other HL7 and DICOM-compliant systems are provided. Teamed with EncaptureMD from Flexible Informatics, the system speeds and simplifies report creation and turnaround.

Novarad Corp.
752 E. 1180 South, Ste. 200
American Fork, UT 84003
PH: 877-668-2723 FX: 801-642-1030
See Hall B #7117 at RSNA 2011


Multimodality cardiology image management

Xcelera R3.2 delivers vital patient information across the care continuum via enhanced connectivity with other hospital information systems and the patient’s electronic medical record. It optimizes clinician workflow by functioning as a single resource for patient cardiovascular imaging information and study management. Optional advanced quantification applications provide analytical assessment for ultrasound, cardiovascular x-ray, nuclear medicine, as well as clinical review of CT, MR and EP exams. Available Tele-Cardiology features enable images and reports to be accessed remotely through a secure connection.

Philips Medical Systems
3000 Minuteman Rd.
Andover, MA 01810
PH: 800-229-6417
See Hall B #7721 at RSNA 2011


Reading, any dimension

syngo.plaza is a highly scalable DICOM-based PACS that can cover a wide range of scenarios from a single workplace to an enterprise edition. This is the first agile PACS solution from Siemens that brings together 2D, 3D and 4D reading in one place to display, process, read, report, communicate, distribute, store and archive digital medical images, including mammographic images. As a PACS, this solution forms the central image management system in radiology for exchanging images and information with connected systems.

Siemens Healthcare
601 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20004-2601
PH: 610-448-1897 FX: 800-743-6367
See Hall D #822 at RSNA 2011


Comprehensive radiology solutions

McKesson Enterprise Medical Imaging builds and delivers complete end-to-end solutions that enable healthcare facilities of all sizes and complexities to address today’s imaging and information management challenges. The company’s Horizon Medical Imaging and McKesson Radiology Manager are designed to improve department workflows, break down communication barriers and improve access to patient information by the entire care team. A highly scalable architecture offers a cost-effective solution to facilities requiring a complete storage and information management solution.

McKesson
One Post St.
San Francisco, CA 94104
PH: 415-983-8300
See Hall D #211 at RSNA 2011



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