Infinitt North America unveiled its Infinitt Mammo PACS, a web-based, multi-modality PACS, and introduced Xelis, a new line of 3D software products for advanced viewing and diagnosis at the 2008 RSNA conference in Chicago last month.
Configured with 5-megapixel, flat-panel grayscale monitors, Mammo PACS provides screening and diagnostic tools specific to mammography and allows users to read full-field digital mammography (FFDM), ultrasound, MRI and general radiographic images on a single workstation. It includes PACS workflow features like access to digitized priors, comparative review, and automated presets for display and hanging protocols that can be customized for user and modality preferences, the company said.
The Infinitt Mammo PACS can be purchased as an option with the Infinitt RIS and PACS, providing easy and efficient access to a full set of integrated features, such as a digital dictation, document imaging, CD burning and MQSA reporting from one workstation.
Mammo PACS includes customizable reading layouts and sequences for FFDM systems and support for digital mammography computer-aided detection (CAD). CAD markings can be applied to the digital mammography images and archived for future reference.
Infinitt Mammo PACS also provides improved image quality with CLAHE (contrast limited adaptive histogram equalization) and supports an ON-Call function that downloads large datasets into local computer storage, allowing faster speeds for viewing mammography images, according to the company.
The name Xelis comes from 'xel' denoting image element, as in pixel (2D) and voxel (3D) and 'IS' for information systems, the company said. The company showcased its Xelis-Colon application, designed to improve detection of colorectal polyps through correlation of 2D and 3D images, and to improve radiologist productivity with its workflow and reporting tools.
Xelis-Colon uses endoluminal flythrough techniques that allow the radiologist and gastroenterologist to view the entire surface of the inside of the colon in a single, unfolded view. The software includes various review modes (2D and 3D), synchronized 2D/3D views, automatic segmentation, stool tagging and measurement tools. These visualization techniques, combined with workflow and reporting features, are expected to shorten virtual colonography interpretation time by as much as 20 to 30 percent, according to the firm.