McKesson unveils advanced workstation

December 3, 2009

McKesson is showcasing its latest image management technology on the RSNA exhibit floor, a workflow enhancement called Variable Thickness Regional Intensity Projection (VTRIP), which promises more efficient reading of CT and MR studies.

McKesson is showcasing its latest image management technology on the RSNA exhibit floor, a workflow enhancement called Variable Thickness Regional Intensity Projection (VTRIP), which promises more efficient reading of CT and MR studies. McKesson is also debuting enhancements to its healthcare information technology products: Horizon Medical Imaging, Horizon Cardiology, and Horizon Study Share solutions. Among these enhancements is a new visualization module for the Horizon Rad Station Advanced and Distributed workstations.

Taking center stage at the show is VTRIP, an optional module for workstations designed to allow radiologists to work with the thin-slice scan data rather than to rely on static thick-slice reconstructions from a modality console or external 3D software. It is designed to work with an Expansion Pack for Horizon Medical Imaging version 11.5.1 and as an included option in future releases of Horizon Medical Imaging.

Available as part of VTRIP are dynamic imaging capabilities that address slab visualization (scan thin, read thick, vary as needed) and oblique multiplanar reformat. This MPR function will allow viewing of structures within slices from any angle. Other capabilities include maximum intensity projection (MIP) options, automatic documentation of key findings in derived views, multiplanar reformat viewports that can be grouped to use the same width/length and zoom/pan, and triangulation to quickly zoom in and out of points in several MPR views.

The new functions are designed to work seamlessly with the user interface of McKesson's enhanced Horizon Rad Station. This improved version, through its new visualization module, leverages power scrolling, keyboard shortcuts, display protocols, and automated case comparison.