Agfa Healthcare, part of Agfa-Gaveart, has signed an agreement to integrate Oasis workstation software from Segami Corporation into the workflow of its latest Impax PACS system.
The new software is said to enable physicians to review, process and report studies, helping to streamline patient care in nuclear medicine by providing a single system that automates clinical workflow.
The incorporation of the workflow software into Agfa’s PACS product will assist nuclear physicians by providing a uniform reading and processing environment for all their planar nuclear medicine, SPECT and PET studies and deliver a full range of clinical nuclear medicine and multi-modality appliances.
Advanced processing and reconstruction, multi-modality viewing and reporting integrated into the IMPAX client’s workflow will deliver a unified working approach throughout the nuclear medicine department.
The Oasis workstation software will also provide a single sign-on and individual user profile, delivering workflow and functionality tailored to each users needs.
Oasis says it is a vendor neutral application for gamma cameras and PET scanners from different suppliers, and adheres to key standards such as DICOM, IHE and HL7 for a consistent and predictable workflow.
“Adding nuclear medicine functionality to the PACS environment significantly improves the clinical workflow, especially in multi-modality studies such as PET/CT and SPECT/CT,” said Simone DeBruin, marketing manager for Segami Corporation.
Impax 6 is Agfa’s sixth generation PACS system .