Diagnostic imaging  

Ferrania shows new LifeWeb radiology systems at RSNA 2006

30 November 2006

Ferrania is showing its new LifeWeb RIS version 2.5 for the first time at this year’s RSNA 2006 exhibition this week. The enterprise-level, web-based product provides a complete toolset for management of the radiology workflow and includes the new LifeWeb RIS Kiosk solution.

The new Kiosk allows self-check-in, via a touchscreen. As a patient checks in, their study details are sent automatically to the DICOM modality. The use of secure IDs also enables them to print their own report, when appropriate. The benefit to the healthcare facility is enhanced workflow and reduced load on hospital staff.

LifeWeb RIS 2.5, as installed in both public and private institutions in Europe, provides a robust composition of patient records and images using an intuitive user interface and a DICOM Structured Reporting Module. It delivers DICOM Structured Reporting (SR) dose details and enhanced patient management, supports speech recognition and remote access, and offers statistical modelling. Available either as a standalone product or as part of an integrated RIS/PACS solution, it is fully compliant with all appropriate DICOM standards and supports appropriate HL7 and Integrated Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) protocols and profiles.

Utilising native web technology as a framework, LifeWeb RIS provides an open and flexible architecture in which integration of a ‘brokerless’ PACS and RIS can occur, with reports and images converging within the same DICOM hierarchy.

Also on display at RSNA 2006, LifeWeb OnNet 4.0 is the latest release of Ferrania’s DICOM web-based solution. This distributes, displays and processes medical images wherever they are needed, without distinction between local and remote access. The system fully supports 3D reconstruction, DICOM Modality Worklist (MWL) and Modality Performed Procedure Step (MPPS) as well as structured reports and “fail over”.

It is accessed via Internet Explorer, with the user’s browser configured automatically. It provides excellent viewing features equivalent to many diagnostic workstations and enjoys all normal workflow features, and more, including auto-report query from RIS/HIS systems and creation of patient media CD and DVD with inbuilt viewing application. Security is of paramount importance and data encryption is provided by a sophisticated security concept.

Appropriate online archiving capabilities are provided with LifeWeb OnNet 4.0, which also offers comprehensive image processing tools, a high level of security and complete compliance with DICOM standards.

The AiMS teaching module, manufactured by MiASoft and an integral part of the Ferrania LifeWeb PACS and RIS/PACS portfolio, will also be on show in Chicago. AiMS allows hospitals, clinics and physicians’ offices access to knowledge bases of relevant clinical information wherever and whenever required. It is set apart from other systems by its access to a vast archive of images generated worldwide, with the ability to transfer that knowledge through flexible and accessible teaching modules.

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