IT providers combine telerad and PACS

November 30, 2008

PACS/IT vendor Emageon and teleradiology provider Virtual Radiologic showcased teleradiology products at the RSNA meeting. Emageon’s Outside Study Gateway (OSG) allows facilities to transmit PACS images to a recipient hospital’s PACS. Studies are transmitted securely across a virtual private network, with OSG software automatically performing integrity checks of the data.

PACS/IT vendor Emageon and teleradiology provider Virtual Radiologic showcased teleradiology products at the RSNA meeting. Emageon's Outside Study Gateway (OSG) allows facilities to transmit PACS images to a recipient hospital's PACS. Studies are transmitted securely across a virtual private network, with OSG software automatically performing integrity checks of the data.

Virtual Radiologic's feature in Chicago, vRad Enterprise Connect, is built on the web-based platform that the company uses to transmit and interpret studies for more than 800 medical facilities nationwide. Fully hosted by VR's Operations Center, the tele-RIS/PACS is being marketed to large radiology groups and organizations.