BRIT Systems enhances PACS, introduces portable viewing product

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Dec. 6 – BRIT Systems announced enhancements to Roentgen Files PACS and demonstrated advanced 3D capabilities integrated into the Roentgen Files PACS. The company also introduced its Shuttles portable viewing solution at the 93rd scientific assembly and annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) in Chicago last week.

BRIT’s new routing rules, designed to help streamline workflow for radiology departments, imaging centers and group practices, can create efficiencies in auto routing studies to various locations. The rules allow sites to send studies to various locations and pre-fetch studies from non-BRIT servers. Enhancements include:

  • Auto routing based on study status changes;
  • The “Doctor Pal” mechanism that intelligently routes studies based on different RVUs, keeping same-patient studies linked together to help facilitate reading and diagnosis; and
  • Differentiation of studies by CPT codes, such as screening mammography versus diagnostic mammography exams.

In addition, BRIT Systems enhanced Roentgen Files PACS with multi-tiered synchronization tools. Users can synchronize workflow with satellite, or remote facilities, enabling those sites to work from a central or regional server.

As a result of an agreement with Mercury Computers, the BRIT Vision Linux-based workstation integrates Mercury’s Visage CS thin-client server into the Roentgen Files, providing BRIT Vision the capability to support applications such as cardiac scoring and virtual colonoscopy. BRIT’s customers also have access to clinical applications in cardiology, PET/CT, surgery and orthopedics.

Shuttles offer a new concept in portable viewing solutions. Shuttles are more compact and offer better performance than a laptop computer. Higher-end graphics cards can also be added to Shuttles, making it the ideal solution for portable viewing of medical images.