SmartPACS enhances workstation with Provox speech recognition technology

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SmartPACS has integrated its diagnostic workstations with Provox Technologies Corp.'s Provox VoxReports radiology speech recognition software.

A single logon activates both systems, with StarPACS driving the HIPAA compliant radiology reporting and workflow management system, SmartPACS said.  Provox also incorporates text-to-speech technology to provide spoken field labels within SmartMacro templates. When a patient name is selected from a worklist of unread procedures, relevant data, measurements and other annotations on the image are automatically transferred to a VoxReports template.  

VoxReports' SmartMacros also uses a rules-based logic engine to interpret exam procedure codes. Report templates are controlled by voice commands acknowledged by audio cues upon completion, or a high performance microphone may be used for traditional dictation.

Existing SmartPACS customers using StarPACS Version software or higher may upgrade their diagnostic workstations, SmartPACS said. The speech-recognition enhanced workstation will at this year's RSNA, Nov. 28 - Dec. 2, in Chicago.