Software provides medical image management platform.
December 11, 2006 -
Vision Series PACS v5.0 includes embedded 3D and volume tools, giving users ability to manipulate complex CT and MR images with multiple imaging preset protocols, capture rendered images, and distribute them to referring physicians. Ability to review prior exams speeds workflow and provides for comparison of multiple studies, and embedded orthopedic templating is also available. Software has also received d FDA clearance to perform primary interpretation of digital mammography.
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AMICAS Announces New Release of Vision Series PACS
Version 5.0 of PACS receives FDA 510(k) clearance for digital mammography primary reading, a new comprehensive 3D toolset, and numerous clinical and IT advances
BOSTON, Nov. 21 -- AMICAS, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMCS), a leader in radiology and medical image and information management solutions, has launched Vision Series PACS Version 5.0, a release representing significant advancements to its proven image management software platform. The launch will be highlighted at the 2006 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annual meeting from November 26th through December 1st, 2006, in Chicago, Illinois. Vision Series PACS Version 5.0 has already been successfully deployed at Tristan Associates in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
At the heart of Vision Series PACS Version 5.0 lies deep clinical innovation within the AMICAS LightBeam diagnostic workstation. Significant advancements have been made in functionality to support digital mammography, 3D rendering, and orthopedic templating. Mr. Rodney Hawkins, vice president of product development at AMICAS, Inc. said, "A great deal of our development effort with version 5.0 of our Vision Series PACS platform was designed to ensure that our customers are equipped with the necessary tools and workflow to thrive in a world of dramatic developments from the imaging modalities."
Core Clinical Innovations in Version 5.0 Include:
Primary Reading for Digital Mammography - AMICAS has received FDA clearance to perform primary interpretation of digital mammography. This means that the AMICAS PACS platform supports the DICOM overlay functionality as delineated by the Mammography Quality Standards Act, in addition to other mammography-specific workflow enhancements. All of these enhancements are critical, given the recent introduction of CR and continued adoption of DR mammography systems.
Embedded 3D and Volume Tools - Embedded MPR/MIP functionality, including the ability to manipulate complex CT and MR images with multiple imaging preset protocols, capture rendered images, and distribute them to referring physicians.
Prior Exams - AMICAS has introduced significant innovation in the capability to quickly review and compare prior exams. With larger and more complex data sets in radiology, efficient reviews of prior exams speeds workflow and provides for the quick comparison of multiple studies.
Orthopedic Applications - Fully embedded orthopedic templating available on any Web-based workstation.
Version 5.0 also includes significant upgrades to the core infrastructure, keeping Vision Series PACS on the cutting edge of technology in Web-based PACS. Version 5.0 includes the latest operating system from Microsoft and the latest database and archive technology from IBM. The entire system utilizes the latest in Web services from Microsoft and Java. Kang Wang, PhD, vice president and chief technology officer for AMICAS said, "As a technology pioneer in Web-based PACS, we believe it is essential to continue to reinvest in our core technology and keep our systems on the latest technology."
AMICAS also has enhanced the acclaimed Vision Watch monitoring tool with version 5.0. Vision Watch is a first-class remote monitoring tool that is fully embedded within the Vision Series PACS platform. Version 5.0 includes dramatic enhancements in the ability to set alerts, thresholds, and reports based upon user-configurable rules and delivery mechanisms.
Version 5.0 is also fully integrated with a single database and computing infrastructure with the new AMICAS Vision Reach(TM) product.
About AMICAS, Inc.
AMICAS, Inc. (amicas.com) is a leader in radiology and medical image and information management solutions. The AMICAS® Vision Series(TM) products provide a complete, end-to-end solution for imaging centers, ambulatory care facilities, and radiology practices. Acute care and hospital clients are provided a fully-integrated, HIS/RIS-independent PACS, featuring advanced enterprise workflow support and scalable design. Complementing the Vision Series product family is AMICAS Insight(TM) Solutions, a set of client- centered professional and consulting services that assist our customers with a well-planned transition to a digital enterprise.
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