Mach 7 Technologies debuted the Keystone Study Split Utility (SSU), a CT and MRI segmenting software, which can be used to reduce the time required to split multiregion CT and MR scans into anatomic regions that match the original orders from the RIS and reducing the time required for the newly split studies to be sent to the PACS, at 97th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) in Chicago.
The company developed a modality workstation application, the Keystone SSU, for a study at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. With the new Keystone SSU application, radiologists who specialize in one region of the body will get just the images to interpret while ensuring billing for orders entered into the system, according to Burlington, Vt.-based Mach 7.
The SSU can receive multi-region studies and provides a straightforward worklist interface from which studies can be selected for splitting by technologists. Once selected, the study loads into the splitting interface at the Image level or Series level. From this user interface, technologists can highlight images or series and relate them to the original accession numbers (orders) derived from the DICOM modality worklist coming from the RIS or PACS broker, the company said. If they have not completed the exam in the RIS, the SSU generates a reminder before allowing the technologist to split the study.
The SSU enables overlapping between anatomic regions and the ability to send the scout image and dosage report image or series with all of the resulting studies. Once the split definition step is completed, the technologist initiates the split/send function with a minimum of clicks. The SSU then splits the original study into the defined studies for each anatomical region and associates them to the proper accession numbers. The SSU sends a Storage Commit Query to the PACS to auto-verify that the studies are in the PACS before purging them from memory.