RSNA: Agfa previews rad exposure monitoring technology

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Agfa HealthCare previewed its work-in-progress IMPAX Radiation Exposure Monitoring (REM) technology at the 2012 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meeting in Chicago.

IMPAX REM provides an automated way to collect, organize and analyze a patient's radiation exposure data, according to the company. IMPAX REM provides access to the available patient's history of radiation exposure from medical imaging studies, as well as access to the patient's radiation exposure estimates from all points of care. Agfa said the PACS and vendor modality-neutral system allows healthcare providers to track dose information across multiple modalities, departments and institutions.

Also, IMPAX REM is an IHE-based technology, enabling collaboration with other systems and dose repositories.

IMPAX REM emerged from a joint, two-year research collaboration project between Agfa, the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) and McMaster University and Hamilton Health Sciences. The project was completed in December 2011.  

The company said that IMPAX REM will first be available in the U.S. and Canada.