Special viewing tools

Besides the tools directly linked to some modalities, our transmission system provides numerous tools structuring the images:

- drawings (annotation, freehand line, perpendicular 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 our transmission system, 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-planar 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”.

The viewing stations can receive another plug-in, providing an effective 3D-reconstruction with volume rendering. The related license may be "floating".

The virtual colonoscopy is the topic of a specific application, fully automatic, that can be also added as plugin.

The viewing stations can also bear a CAD able to suggest the presence of a nodule in a CT study of the lung or of the liver.

They can also integrate a software of orthopaedic template, either being a plug-in, or acting as specific application transparently synchronized and 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.