Philips features new PACS version; introduces 3D applications

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ORLANDO–Philips this week is showcasing a new version of its iSite PACS, which features visualization capabilities that are integrated into the PACS workflow and provide additional diagnostic information at the 2008 HIMSS conference.

The new interactive, real-time volumetric reading tools (MIP, MPR, 3D) are delivered to the PACS workstation via Philips iSyntax technology, providing rendering performance and scalability without additional cost or complexity of launching additional programs or using dedicated standalone workstations.

Philips said its new iSite PACS features an open application programming interface (API) to allow customers to integrate clinical and IT applications with iSite PACS. It also features:

  • Medical image delivery utilizing hospitals’ existing infrastructure;
  • Patented iSyntax technology that encodes each image to create a representation that optimizes the amount of data communicated to each terminal dependent on the monitor’s display capabilities; and
  • Tools required to perform soft-copy screening and reading of mammography exams.

Philips is introducing three new 3D clinical applications, which are designed to be used with the latest version of iSite PACS and will be offered as add-on options. These are Philips iSite Volume Vision, iSite Pulmonary Embolism Assessment (work-in-progress) and iSite CT Colonography (work-in-progress). Caregivers within the enterprise can have unlimited access to the iSite clinical visualization tools and applications, utilizing iSyntax distribution technology, Philps said.