The recently FDA cleared (January, 2015) Exa PACS was a main attraction in the Viztek’s HIMSS 2015 exhibit booth, with the company already showcasing the latest upgrades. According to the company, by leveraging server-side rendering (SSR) along with zero footprint viewing, facilities can realize IT efficiencies from product roll-out to ongoing clinical and device support. Viztek Vice President Steve Deaton says that these two features will help assure fast and easy access to clinical images while helping IT departments efficiently and cost effectively implement the technology. "How a software platform integrates with existing systems and is rolled out across a healthcare enterprise are equally as important as the functionality it provides," Deaton explains.
The company claims that up to 60% of radiology network traffic can be saved through the inclusion of certain patented technologies and system attributes, such as SSR, zero footprint viewing, and others. With SSR, image download time is enhanced, especially for large image files, e.g., PET/CT, 3D and breast tomosynthesis, in multi-site or distributed environments. SSF could also help extend the life of older workstations with less processing capability. There are no plug-ins with Viztek’s zero footprint, diagnostic-quality image viewing capabilities and full functionality is possible regardless of the age of the computer or type of operating system.
Any device is supported by the fully web-based Viztek Exa PACS—from MAC to PC, Android to iPhone. Radiologists even have access to Viztek’s smartphone app that facilitates voice recognition or dictation when a study is opened, eliminating the need to find a phone or computer to complete this task. The company has also bundled all components of radiology workflow, including billing, practice management, order entry, and more, making the entire solution completely web-based and available on any browser. Exa PACS also works in tandem with Exa EHR, according to the company.Back To Top
Viztek Showcases SSR and Zero-Footprint Viewing in Newly Cleared Exa PACS. Appl Radiol.