Barco adds new features to toolset designed to personalize and enhance radiologists’ reading experience
Kortrijk, Belgium, 1 March 2017 — Healthcare imaging specialist Barco has expanded its toolset for a more intuitive workflow with new features to support radiologists with their increasingly busy and demanding workload. The new additions were developed to increase visibility of subtle details and better control the reading environment.
- Helps radiologists work smarter, not harder
- Extended SpotViewTM functionality
- New features to manage the brightness of non-diagnostic displays
Barco’s tools for a more intuitive workflow work seamlessly with its diagnostic display systems to increase focus during reading sessions, improve reading ergonomics, and accelerate radiologists’ workflow. Since its introduction two years ago, the feature set has grown into a must-have for radiologists. The latest additions focus on personalizing the reading experience and enhancing visibility of small details.
More details with SpotView, in any shape or form
Barco’s SpotViewTM is by far the most appreciated feature in the toolset. It is used to highlight a specific area of interest by creating a focal spot in the image, especially helpful when viewing pedi-atric extremities, breast calcifications and chest images.
Now, with SpotView Invert, it is possible to invert the grayscales, reversing whites and blacks inside the spot. This makes some fine details even more visible. Combined with SpotView Mag, which makes the details inside the spot twice as large, radiologists will be able to see the tiniest details, faster.
Another addition is SpotView Align, which provides additional shapes (a bar or V-shape) to segment the image for review. The bar shape can be used across multiple studies or across multiple images, when comparing mammograms with priors for example. The bars can be rotated for angled segmentation.
The V-shape is ideal for custom, methodical mammography screening. It can be rotated to align with the chest wall in mammography images and help compare the symmetry of structures. The bar width and angle can be customized. SpotView Align works together with SpotView Invert and SpotView Mag for an even more optimized workflow.
Control the reading environment
Another improvement was made to the DimView feature. DimView reduces peripheral ambient light from auxiliary displays during reading sessions. Now it’s possible to link multiple non-diagnostic displays at the radiologist’s workstation and have them dimmed simultaneously. In order to fully control the reading environment, Barco also allows users to adjust the luminance of the worklist displays, even for non-Barco displays.
All features can be controlled with the Barco touchpad. It integrates custom swipe motions and standard mouse functions for a more ergonomic and more fluent workflow. Powered by Barco’s MXRT display controllers, built on AMD FirePro™ hardware, the new tools bring enhanced productivity, improved visibility, and take workflow to the next level.
See for yourself at ECR
Barco’s tools for a more intuitive workflow will be demonstrated at ECR in Vienna, 1-5 March, hall X3, booth 1.
Barco, a global technology company, designs and develops networked visualization products for the Entertainment, Enterprise and Healthcare markets. Barco has its own facilities for Sales & Marketing, Customer Support, R&D and Manufacturing in Europe, North America and APAC. Barco (NYSE Euronext Brussels: BAR) is active in more than 90 countries with 3,500 employees worldwide. Barco posted sales of 1.102 billion euro in 2016.
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