Nuclear Medicine Image Management (PAC, RIS, HIS)
Every day, radiologists and other medical professionals peer deep inside the human body thanks to the sharp, detailed images produced by today’s IT-based medical imaging systems. Picture Archiving and Communications Systems (PACS) have further revolutionized the diagnostic process by enabling teleradiology, where radiologists can read images over a network anywhere they have an Internet connection. Using our portable, high performance systems radiologists can analyze sharp, detail-rich patient images and provide complete diagnostic readings from wherever there’s power and an Internet connection. Because they can work from home or remotely you can accelerate the delivery of care and lower cost overhead.
Medical IT – Because you have better things to do
PRODUCTS & SERVICES
- Dicom server hardware and installation
- SFTP secure file transfer service
- Secure server – HTTPS secure socket VPN tunnel
- Secure data encrypted access between any remote location & primary server where images are stored
- Web content and e-mail filtering
- Remote IT administration
- IT consulting services
- In-Office/Physician off-site computer administration and networking
SERVICE BENEFITS SNAPSHOT
- Time savings
- Not limited to geographic location
- Expert solutions to bridge gap between medical devices & all other peripherals/shared access
- Cost/budget savings
- Free-up your in-house IT staff
PET, PACS and Molecular imaging
WHERE WE ARE NOW AND WHERE WE ARE GOING
FOR MOST HEALTHCARE INSTITUTIONS that provide medical diagnostic imaging management, PACS have been part of their daily life for general radiology modalities (i.e., CT, MR, X-ray, general ultrasound, etc.). However, professionals in these institutions, from physicians, technologists, and administrators, to PACS/IT staff, have also been feeling the pain of not having proper PACS solutions for a range of different modalities. The most under-served modalities by PACS are the nuclear molecular imaging modalities, including PET-CT, SPECT-CT, nuclear cardiology, and general nuclear medicine.
Although nuclear molecular imaging is relatively small considering the number of exams performed per year, its importance is not to be underestimated, both clinically and financially. PET-CT has been proven to be the de facto modality when it comes to cancer diagnosis. Nuclear cardiology has been the modality of choice for noninvasive cardiology. General nuclear medicine provides many functional imaging applications that no other modalities can match. Financially, PET-CT and nuclear cardiology are still among the highest reimbursed procedures in diagnostic imaging.
What makes nuclear medical molecular imaging different from general radiology modalities is that the former images the functions of the body, while the latter images the anatomy of the body. This is why nuclear molecular imaging is sometimes also referred to as metabolic imaging. In order to analyze the functions of the body from the images acquired, special viewing and analyzing tools are required. These tools are exactly what are missing from the majority of the PACS today.