eRAD Delivers Upgraded Mammography Module
PACS-Integrated Solution Enables Multi-Modality Reads on Same Workstation
GREENVILLE, S.C., Nov. 25, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- eRAD announced today the
availability of its upgraded, FDA-cleared Mammography Module, with a full
feature set for breast imaging and integration with eRAD PACS.
With this product, eRAD—a subsidiary of RadNet, Inc. (Nasdaq:RDNT), a leading
provider of standards-based, web-centric radiology image and data management
solutions—eliminates the need for a dedicated mammography workstation and
provides significant gains in efficiency for radiologists.
"What should be a simple action—say, viewing calcifications on an ultrasound
for comparison—should not require a separate workflow," said Seth Koeppel,
Senior VP of Sales for eRAD."We have it integrated.There is no need to
switch to a different workstation, with a different monitors and layout, to
call up another worklist in disparate system, and then try to find the patient
and the related prior.All of that back-and-forth is a time, money, and
resource drain that eRAD can eliminate."
eRAD enables multiple modalities—CT, ultrasound, MRI, mammography,
tomosynthesis—to be viewed side-by-side on the same workstation from anywhere,
whether reading from the LAN or WAN."We enable radiologists to read and
report out of the same system, and that solves cost and workflow issues,"
eRAD technology is optimized to handle the storage capacity, archive costs,
and distribution infrastructure necessary to support tomosynthesis, enabling
imaging groups to provide this innovative modality to patients and find early
curable breast cancers.With an eRAD solution, comparison studies—priors for
that day's appointments, for example—can be pre-staged on a specific
workstation for faster reads, even if those studies are archived in a
Productivity gains are achieved not only by multi-modality reads from the same
workstation but also with features designed specifically for breast imaging
workflow, such as industry standard pre-set mammography layouts; mirrored
image linking; anatomical grayscale inversion; tomo cine; and configurable
keyboard, mouse, and keypad macros which enable users to further customize and
replicate the behavior of a dedicated workstation.Skin-line detection enables
users to auto-position a full resolution image according to anatomy or image
area.Flexible custom layouts can be set to initialize together so users can
toggle quickly between multiple views.
eRAD's Mammography Module also delivers advanced diagnostic tools.Along with
CAD support (with configurable archiving for CAD objects) and image
manipulation tools, eRAD delivers the optional AIE Image Enhancement Module to
assist in visualizing and evaluating subtleties in digital
mammograms.Accuracy is improved by AIE's sophisticated processing algorithms,
which enhance the clarity of abnormalities in dense breast tissue.
Integrated mammography tracking is available and provides another uptick in
efficiency as well as a means of building patient relationships.
"Every minute counts, that's the way we see it," Koeppel said."We're an
enterprise workflow engine, so we're focused on how to help radiologists read
more, faster, from anywhere, while maintaining a high degree of accuracy.The
eRAD Mammography Module is another example of how we strive to automate the
business and clinical workflow of medical imaging."
About eRAD, Inc.
eRAD offers a complete suite of workflow solutions for the imaging industry.
Its Meaningful Use-ready RIS, web-based PACS, and multi-site workflow
solutions are used by teleradiology businesses, specialty reading groups,
multi-site reading groups, hospitals and outpatient imaging centers. With over
300 customers in the US and several other countries, eRAD's solutions are
available as cloud-based hosted solutions, or as in-house enterprise
solutions. For more information, visit erad.com
About RadNet, Inc.
RadNet, Inc. is a national market leader providing high-quality,
cost-effective diagnostic imaging services through a network of 251
fully-owned and operated outpatient imaging centers.RadNet's core markets
include California, Maryland, Delaware, Rhode Island, Florida, New Jersey and
New York.Together with affiliated radiologists, and inclusive of full-time
and per diem employees and technicians, RadNet has a total of approximately
6,300 employees.For more information, visithttp://www.radnet.com.
CONTACT: Seth Koeppel | SVP Sales
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