Tomosynthesis viewer eliminates need for stand-alone viewing system


 April 16, 2013 - The introduction of new modalities, such as digital breast tomosynthesis, require advanced viewing systems for diagnosis. Answering this need, Viztek, a provider of digital software and hardware diagnostic imaging solutions, has released viewing capabilities for digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) imaging.

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With the addition of this capability to Viztek’s Opal-MAMMO software suite, hospitals and imaging centers now have a choice of the viewing software they select for use with their DBT system, eliminating the need for a stand-along viewing system. Further, because the mammography suite offers integrated tracking software, facilities additionally benefit from the use of one workstation and an automated workflow for a more streamlined approach for mandatory MQSA reporting.


With the addition of digital breast tomosynthesis diagnostic viewing capabilities from Viztek, facilities implementing the DBT screening modality now have a choice of viewing workstations. The Opal-MAMMO Suite is fully MQSA-compliant and enables users to establish customized rules for patient follow-up and closes the loop on all communications involved. Radiologists can declare specific triggers for each patient as they review exams based on specific findings. A turnaround time (TAT) management dashboard uses color coding and reviews time parameters to manage priority levels for patients.


Additionally, the Viztek Opal-MAMMO Suite is the first system to combine PACS with linked patient tracking software in a Web-based mammography viewer, which not only allows a seamlessly integrated workflow but eliminates the need for a separate tracking system to be purchased and integrated. This enables a streamlined workflow while eliminating the need for additional capital and maintenance costs involved with contracting a third party vendor.

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Tomosynthesis viewer eliminates need for stand-alone viewing system.  Appl Radiol. 

April 16, 2013

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