Agfa HealthCare successfully connects 37 healthcare facilities across Ontario to increase information access and enhance patient care
HDIRS member facilities now able to view more than 7 million exams through the use of Agfa HealthCare’s IMPAX Data Center and enterprise viewing technologies
• IMPAX Data Center provides 37 multi-vendor PACS health facilities with access to more than seven million shared exams
• Physicians throughout HDIRS are now able to view all diagnostic images and reports within the HDIRS network using Agfa HealthCare’s enterprise-wide technology viewer
• Better access to information enhances referral capabilities and delivery of care for regional cancer centers and trauma treatment programs
Vienna – The Austrian Center for Virtual Reality and Visualization (VRVis) is pleased to receive another award.
Researcher Dr. Katja Buhler who cooperated with Agfa HealthCare was awarded the Science2business Award 2012 in the category Visual Computing. It was presented on the Life-Science-Success event on March 20th, 2012 in Vienna, supported by the Vienna Chamber of Commerce and the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Labour (BMWA), being worth the amount of 8.000 €.
The winner was honored for her research in the field of computer-aided medical diagnosis and surgical planning. The focus of Dr. Buhler’s work is the support of radiologists and surgeons by developing IT-solutions that improve the imaging data and make them even more useful. Images can be presented in a two or three-dimensional way at a specific point in time or over a certain period. This creates a valuable basis for the planning of neurosurgical procedures, or for the exact visualization of blood vessels, organs and bones.
“I am delighted with this award. We have been working already along with Agfa HealthCare in this field from the year 2000 on, and it’s nice when the research performance of the entire team gets this form of public recognition”, said the winner.
VRVis is Austria’s leading research and development company in the field of visual computing, and together with the Institute for Computer Graphics at the Vienna University of Technology it is a substantial part of one of the largest European research groups in the area of computer graphics.
With over 4,200 attendees this year (Pathology MD from North America, Europe and Asia), the USCAP (US Canada Pathology Congress) is a major conference dedicated to clinical pathology, with the largest number of abstracts and posters in the world.
Numerous Customer Contacts
Within the three days of technical exhibition, they were many customer contacts, coming from Canada, the USA, France and Germany, most of them being heads of pathology departments or pathologists in public hospitals. They were positively surprised to see Agfa HealthCare thanks to fairly good brand awareness in Radiology. Overall, feedbacks from customers were very positive on the pathology software platform (TRIBVN) and on our uniqueness in terms of integration with PACS and IDC. Our solution was presented as a Work-In-Progress one, “for research and educational purposes only”.
Agfa HealthCare Brazil participated in the Imagine 2012 – X Meeting of Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging – Paulista Congress of Ultrasound, which took place in São Paulo between March 9th and 11th in the Reboucas Convention Center.
During the event, the company presented to the market both the CR 30-X and the SE Suite (Smart Enterprise).
The CR 30-X is a compact image scanner offering an ideal solution for decentralized radiology and providing a perfect solution for small clinics wishing to migrate to the digital world.
The SE Suite is a storage solution for the visualization and distribution of medical images, ideal for small clinics and medical centers that want to expand their storage capacity of images in a highly flexible way.
About 1050 people participated in the courses, one of them being supported by Agfa HealthCare Brazil itself, namely the lecture on “Information and Management in Radiology”, which attracted approximately 90 participants.
Max Theodor Felix von Laue (9 October 1879 – 24 April 1960) was a German physicist who won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1914 for his discovery of the diffraction of X-rays by crystals.
In May 1912 – so exactly 100 years ago -, Max von Laue passed a fine pencil beam of X-rays through a copper sulphate crystal and recorded the diffraction pattern on a photographic plate. The resulting photographic plate showed a large number of well-defined spots that were arranged in intersecting circles around the central beam.
He then went on to develop a law that connected the scattering angles and the size and orientation of the spacings in the crystal, and was justly awarded the Nobel Prize for physics in 1914 for this.
Max von Laue’s discovery showed X-rays were electromagnetic waves similar to light and of a short wavelength. Thanks to those diffraction studies, it became possible to measure the wavelength of X-rays and also to study the inner structure of materials.
His work led to a deeper understanding of the structure of our world, and he made significant contributions to the scientific understanding of how applied magnetic fields affect superconductivity.
IMPAX CV12® combines enhanced features, improved infrastructure, and innovative modular deployment model
* Designed and delivered in an innovative modular approach, enabling users to adopt and benefit from new features as they are released
* First CVIS platform to offer industry wide standardization that enables interoperability, with its support for
SNOMED CT®*1, LOINC®**1 and RxNorm Reporting1
* Provides enhanced functionality for cardiologists, and an improved infrastructure for better serviceability
1 SNOMED-CT®*1, LOINC®**1 and RxNorm Reporting support features are pending release in 2012. Not available in the U.S. and Canada.
You can use NFC as a no-fuss way to configure a portable digital X-ray unit as you move it through a hospital and get it to link up with different patients’ electronic medical records or set it to transfer images to a nearby laptop or workstation….
“The higher-resolution display and faster 4G speed will only spur on the wave of referring doctors and radiologists who are beginning to depend on these mobile devices for access to images when not near a workstation,” said David Hirschorn, MD, director of radiology informatics at Staten Island University Hospital and a research fellow in radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School….