Breast tomosynthesis (3D Mammography) helps clinicians find early curable breast cancers via multiple slices of each breast from multiple projection views. The number of slices significantly increases study size, not including the capacity necessary for relevant prior studies. eRAD easily handles the storage requirements, archive costs, and distribution infrastructure necessary to support this type of study.
eRAD’s Mammography Module supports smooth scrolling of tomosynthesis images, including Tomo Cine, and synchronization with contralateral and prior views. Users can annotate, set custom layouts, and pre-stage studies (such as priors for that day’s appointments) to a certain workstation.
Integration with third-party reporting systems and eRAD technology.
Seamless integration with eRAD technology—including the pre-staging and pre-caching of priors, support for distributed environments, mammography tracking, cloud hosting, and speech recognition—extends the productivity gains for breast imaging.
AIE Image Enhancement
AIE’s proprietary image enhancement software leverages signal processing technology originally developed from Navy research to locate undersea mines. In an expanded application, this technology enables physicians to extract more information from medical images. In a clinical study, researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Newton-Wellesley Hospital, and Faulkner Hospital concluded that the AIE enhancement software provided a significant advantage for improving clarity of abnormalities in dense breast tissue and increased radiologists’ confidence in determining their case management conclusions.
AIE’s processing algorithms enhance morphological features in digital mammography images to create visually sharp and detailed images. Clinical trials have demonstrated this technology improves the conspicuity and detail of abnormalities and improved the clarity of detail in dense breasts. The plug-in module permits users to apply this processing to mammography images, then display and manipulate the results like any other image in the study. This module includes tools to automatically and manually enhance the mammography images, plus a Region Of Interest tool to display the resulting data.
eRAD has integrated the AIE image enhancement toolkit for mammography as an advanced image processing feature in the Mammography Module.