Mortara, ScImage to integrate DICOM ECG modalities with PACS

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Mortara Instrument, a diagnostic cardiology company, and ScImage, an imaging and information management company, have formed a collaboration built upon the DICOM echocardiograph (ECG) standard to integrate Mortara DICOM ECG modalities with ScImage’s PACS, PicomEnterprise.

The ECG modality integration will allow the Milwaukee-based Mortara’s Eli series electrocardiographs to communicate directly with the ScImage solution, the Los Altos, Calif.-based ScImage said.

The DICOM-enabled Eli devices will communicate bi-directionally and receive a DICOM modality worklist with patient demographics and order information from the ScImage PicomEnterprise PACS solution, according to ScImage. The company also said ECG test will then be accessible by the physician to view the ECG in context with other test results and images stored within the PicomEnterprise archive. The tests can include echo, cath, vascular exams, nuclear cardiology and hemo-dynamic reporting.

ScImage said that its PicomEnterprise solution also integrates with other DICOM ECG modalities including Mortara stress and Holter products.