BRIT Systems, Inc., Announces New Version of its PACS Workstation

June 2, 2011

(Press Release) The major enhancements of this release include the introduction of the 64-bit Ubuntu operating system, performance and speed enrichments, seamless interoperability with Roentgen Works advanced workflow tools such as ER Discordance, Urgent Findings and On Holds, and an improvement in the comparison tools for hanging protocols.

BRIT Systems, Inc., announced today Version 3.7.2 for the company’s most advanced Linux-based PACS workstation, BRIT Vision. The major enhancements of this release include the introduction of the 64-bit Ubuntu operating system, performance and speed enrichments, seamless interoperability with Roentgen Works advanced workflow tools such as ER Discordance, Urgent Findings and On Holds, and an improvement in the comparison tools for hanging protocols.
 
"We are at the stage of radiology IT development where the rate limiting step is the performance of the radiologist, not the tools; a point where there is only the radiologist’s Zen state of mind creating information out of the image with no technical impedance to that process,” says Patrick M. Conoley, MD, radiologist at Kelsey-Seybold Clinic (Houston, TX). “The new version of BRIT Vision and the migration to fiberoptic access to archives offer a new level of clinical efficiency, where the system performance-both hardware and software-is becoming completely transparent to the user.” 

With the powerful new workstation, users can run voice recognition and viewing applications on a single platform. Performance enhancements for downloading images now exceed 100 CT images/second on properly configured networks and enhancements have been made in the viewing of multi-frame images. 

“Linux has always offered a more robust environment than Windows for our customers’ heavy workload.  The trade-off was that Linux did not have the same general tools readily available, such the MS Accessories, and the Windows emulators were always a bit suspect,” says Shelly Fisher, President of BRIT Systems.  “All of that changes with Ubuntu.  It provides a rich set of tools, such as the picture capture to a presentation application, which is important to teaching facilities.  It also supports emulators that run Windows perfectly, even with the most finicky sound cards.”

When used in conjunction with a RoentgenWorks server, Vision 3.7.2 includes tools to enter Urgent Findings and Reasons for On-Holds and respond to ER Discordances directly from the image viewing screens. The radiologist does not have to navigate to a separate screen, which helps reduce the number of mouse clicks and increase clinical efficiency. Vision 3.7.2 also improves one of the industry’s leading hanging protocols by automatically selecting protocols for studies with comparisons studies versus those without. 

BRIT Systems will showcase BRIT Vision 3.7.2 at the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) annual meeting, booth 608 in Washington DC, June 2 through 4.