Vital nabs FDA approval for universal viewer

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Vital Images, a subsidiary of Toshiba Medical Systems Group that develops advanced visualization and analysis technologies for healthcare providers, has received 510(k) clearance from the FDA for VitreaView, a universal viewer that provides uniform access to patient images. VitreaView is designed for access through the EMR, EHR and health information exchange (HIE).

VitreaView’s technology allows for image distribution through a zero-footprint and zero download viewing, according to the Minneapolis-based company. Users accessing VitreaView can use web-enabled devices, including Windows or Mac-based systems, for review of DICOM and non-DICOM medical images.

Additionally, Vital said that IT administrators can leverage virtualization for deployment along with VitreaView's capability to manage access to multiple databases, thus providing a universal imaging layer at an enterprise level.