eRad incorporates fax documents

April 13, 2009

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eRad incorporates fax documents

A radiology practice in Westbury, NY, is scanning paper documents into its PACS using ordinary fax machines driven by software that builds the data into DICOM case records. The FaxAdder system, developed by MedImaging Tools and linked to a PACS built by eRad, automatically incorporates paper-based data into patient exam data within the PACS. Introduced at RSNA 2008, FaxAdder is slated to be shown at SIIM 2009 as a scientific exhibit. MedImaging and eRad are targeting their combined products at PACS and teleradiology operations across the U.S. Complete Radiology Reading Services of Westbury is the first site to go live with the integrated products.

Most vendors use some type of capture software that scans paper-based documents, but this requires multiple steps and "lots of human intervention on behalf of skilled users," according to eRad. FaxAdder automates the process, identifying fax cover sheets, converting the paperwork to DICOM images, and merging the images with the appropriate studies. Converted fax sheets then can be visualized as the first series in the case study.

GE ultrasound flagship reaches milestone

Barely a half year since introducing the Logiq E9, GE Healthcare has sent its 500th ultrasound flagship sailing off the production line en route to a customer. Unveiled in September 2008, Logiq E9 is designed for high-end radiological and vascular applications. A novel capability is the fusion of 3D CT and MR studies with live sonography.