Agfa Healthcare has received Food and Drug Administration 510(k) clearance for diagnostic viewing with its XERO Viewer, a zero footprint, single-browser-based viewer that now offers unified access to patient images across departments in either reference or diagnostic quality.
“As we produce more and more reports and images, it is absolutely critical that we have effective and efficient solutions to make them accessible, in digital format,” said Robert Tarducci, health physics director of Azienda Ospedaliera di Perugia, Italy. “By allowing the regional centers to quickly and effectively access the information they need, it will support the enhanced diagnostic confidence and will save time for caregivers.”
Through retrieval of original-quality renditions of stored digital x-ray, computed tomography, magnetic resonance, and ultrasound images, the viewer’s Full Fidelity functionality uses lossless compression to provide diagnostic quality when images are displayed. The viewer provides secure access to DICOM and non-DICOM imaging data from different departments and multiple sources, in one view, to anyone inside and outside of the hospital. An easy navigable interface features extensive search, filter, and discovery functions, allowing clinicians and radiologists to make annotations and markups, adapt brightness and contrast, or pinpoint an area of interest and compare it across studies.
Users can also view electrocardiograms (ECGs) in various layouts, change waveform size and amplitude, and compare image data with previous ECGs. Other features include Cine display, universal video viewing, optional 3D/MIP/MPR tools, specialty measurement tools, and a patient-centric interactive timeline.
More than 500 XERO Viewer solutions have been installed around the world, with more than 50 integrations with healthcare enterprises’ electronic health records.
“The XERO Viewer demystifies imaging and makes it accessible to everyone in the patient’s care continuum,” said James Jay, vice president of imaging IT solutions at Agfa HealthCare. “Hospitals today face the challenge of simultaneously reducing the costs of healthcare and improving the delivery of patient care. The XERO Viewer helps to maximize the potential of the existing healthcare technology, while giving clinicians, referring physicians and patients the image access they want and need.”
For more information, visit Agfa Healthcare.
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