GE showcases health IT applications for RIS, oncology
GE Healthcare highlighted its Centricity Precision Reporting solution, as well as a new workflow application for oncology, during the 94th annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) held in Chicago.

Centricity Precision Reporting weds efficient workflow with a speech understanding engine to capture patient data throughout the radiology reporting process, according to GE. Embedded in Centricity RIS-IC, it uses the Advanced Speech Understanding technology developed by M*Modal, a GE Healthcare partner, to better understand the natural flow of language for speech recognition without extensive training or workflow changes, according to GE.

The technology creates structured documents that capture and store not just text, but discrete data elements based on the widely accepted clinical document architecture standard.

GE said its Precision Reporting is available in Centricity RIS-IC Version 10.6 and since the solution is embedded, it eliminates the need for maintenance and monitoring of error-prone computer interfaces. The result is one workflow, one work list and one application that can standardize templates and provide an efficient and consistent approach to reporting, regardless of the user.

GE also introduced its Oncology Workflow during show, which delivers web-based PET/CT, anywhere, anytime. Eliminating the need for a dedicated PET/CT workstation, the technology allows for automated reconstruction of axial PET/CT imagery, integrated fusion as well as automated MIP, within the contours of the generalized PACS. “It’s a PACS workstation that encompasses web-based PET/CT technology,” Brad Levin, vice president of marketing, integrated IT solutions, told Health Imaging News.