GE adds web viewer to updated enterprise Centricity PACS version

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GE Healthcare released Centricity PACS Version 3.0.6, at the 94th annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) in Chicago.

Highlights include the introduction of the Web DX, a new web-based diagnostic viewer, best of breed application integration through the optional Open Desktop and core clinical improvements that bring comprehensive, detailed patient history to a single patient folder, according to GE.

Centricity PACS 3.0.6 enables enterprise connectivity with a single, convenient access point for all patient images, regardless of department or specialty. Real-time synchronous data from multiple sources drives the image-enabled electronic medical record for a single patient view. With one click, clinicians can access advanced imaging and visualization tools to deliver information at the point of care, according to Don Woodlock, vice president and global general manager of GE Healthcare IT Imaging Solutions Group.

“Whether clinicians are sending exams to reading groups or reading exams outside the four walls of the hospital or imaging center, there is a common need for fast anytime, anywhere access to patient studies, history and results,” said Woodlock. “Centricity 3.0.6 enables the migration to a virtual environment, where information is delivered to the center of care through one desktop, one patient and one community.”

With the Web DX diagnostic viewer, radiologists and specialists can quickly access clinical tool sets, such as advanced visualization and mammography, from any location.

Building on existing enterprise connectivity and infrastructure of Centricity PACS, Version 3.0.6 provides an enterprise-wide archive for access to any type of image in one complete platform and integrates with RIS and EMR solutions to reduce paper. Disaster recovery and business continuance options include database replication, offsite storage and secure, scalable and reliable database maintenance, according to the company.