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Enterprise Viewer Allows Multi-Modal Breast Imaging

By MedImaging International staff writers
Posted on 16 Sep 2020
A novel breast imaging workstation streamlines clinical workflows, enables patient-centric direct scan visualization and interpretation, and enhances the patient experience.

The Candelis (Newport Beach, CA, USA) Advanced Breast Imaging Enterprises Viewer is designed to display both past and present mammography and tomosynthesis patient images, without waiting, regardless of scan format. Thanks to enhanced pre-fetching capabilities, the viewer can transfer data from 2D mammography, 3D breast ultrasound, MRI, CT, and tomosynthesis exams to any workstation at high speeds and at prescheduled times, thus providing radiologists with all the necessary information before the patient comes in for a breast examination.

Image: The Candelis Advanced Breast Imaging Enterprises Viewer (Photo courtesy of Candelis)
Image: The Candelis Advanced Breast Imaging Enterprises Viewer (Photo courtesy of Candelis)

The system permits multi-vendor, multi-modal picture archiving and communication systems (PACS) capabilities to enable comprehensive image visualization and analysis at the point-of-care (POC), thus empowering a quick, accurate diagnostic interpretation. Conditional tag morphing capabilities ensure that the identified exams match the patient, by manipulating DICOM header information associated with each image to identify all the scans connected to a single patient, providing radiologists with a full mammogram and tomosynthesis history.

Radiologists thus have access to the patient’s entire diagnostic picture immediately after completing the screening tests, allowing for precise interpretation of the rendered images while the patient is still in the clinic. If there is an area of concern requiring further examinations, radiologists can direct patients for an ultrasound or biopsy on that same visit. The system is powered by the proprietary ImageGrid platform, which minimizes data duplication sent through the network.

“Candelis launched the Advanced Breast Imaging Enterprise Viewer with its flagship ImageGrid platform, providing exceptional speed and multi-vendor viewing. It displays past and present mammography and tomosynthesis patient images from leading OEMs almost instantly, regardless of scan format,” said industry analyst Poornima Srinivasan, of Frost and Sullivan (Mountain View, CA, USA). “With enhanced pre-fetching capabilities, hospitals can view all mammography and tomosynthesis exams from any radiologist workstation and they have the necessary prior exam data before the patient comes in for a breast examination."

Frost & Sullivan awarded Candelis the 2020 Global New Product Innovation Award for the Advanced Breast Imaging Enterprises Viewer.

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