Viewing software

The Pansys PACS provides numerous tools handling the images:

  • drawings (annotation, freehand line, region of interest),
  • measurements (distance, angle between lines),
  • zoom.

The drawings and measurements can be DICOM-burnt, and the reconstructed images can be sent, exported, or stored, besides the original images.

In the interactive sessions, the pointer, the zoom, and the drawing tools can be shared by both users. With the Pansys PACS, such an interactivity is possible between 2 viewing stations using the application, or between 2 webviewers, or even between a webviewer and a viewing station using the application.

The viewing stations using the application provide the linked handling of independent viewers. For instance, if an organ is checked by CT images on one monitor, by MR on another monitor; the physician sets up a topographic reference, a same factor of zoom, a same ratio of progressivity of the slices, and then by one single handling he can constantly compare, slice after slice, the images provided by both techniques of imaging for the same effective level or area of the checked organ.

The option of MPR postprocessing is appropriate for PETscan, CT, and MR. That "multi plane reconstruction" includes the MIP ("maximal intensity projection") and procures rotation and coronal/sagittal interpolation. This feature of MPR/MIP is provided by a "slicer plug-in". This option of MPR/MIP is available for the application clients and for the webclients.

The viewing stations can receive another plug-in, providing an effective 3D-reconstruction with volume rendering. The related licence may be "floating". Several modules of specific 3D are available, related to the colon, the lung, the liver, the vessels, etc.
The viewing stations can also bear a CAD able to suggest the presence of nodules in a CT study of the lung or of the liver.

They can also integrate a software of orthopaedic template acting as specific application, transparently synchronized and either server-based or located on the same workstation as the viewing station.

A specific application running the multi-fusion of images stemming from different modalities of varying producers (PT, CT, MR, SPECT, etc) can be installed on the viewing station.

Viewing hardware

The Pansys diagnostic viewing stations can have several medical monitors, for instance 2 or 4, showing the images of the PACS, but can besides include an ordinary monitor showing the data of the RIS; for instance the text of the report. A triptych configuration is usual for a synchronized viewing PACS-RIS.

Besides the monitors certified for diagnostic use and having the feature of DICOM-calibration, we can also propose monitors suiting to the viewing of the clinicians, and having a DICOM-preset.

The viewing in the particular environment of the operation rooms requires specific monitors that we can offer as single head or dual head.

The viewing station of a demo room combines beamers and monitors, which we can offer in several configurations. The beamers can be adapted to the DICOM-preset.