Mammography Module 2017-05-12T09:52:20+00:00

SOLUTIONS

Mammography Module

Full mammography toolset for reporting on any workstation.

Fully integrated with eRAD PACS, the Mammography Module provides a full toolset for breast imaging and eliminates the need for a dedicated mammography workstation—saving hours of productivity and thousands in support costs.

The time-consuming shuffle between one workstation and another can be a thing of the past. With eRAD’s FDA-cleared Mammography Module, you can view 2D and 3D mammograms, ultrasounds, and MRIs all on the same workstation. Reading and reporting is from one system, and comparisons can be pre-staged or pre-cached to that workstation (even priors from third-party and legacy systems). Gain optimal productivity with functions assigned to any input device (mouse, keyboard, keypad, speech mike) and with eRAD’s image auto-positioning features. Images can be oriented for mammography and loaded in the user’s preferred layout(s), and eRAD can auto-fit a full resolution image by anatomy (skin-line detection) or image area. Clinicians don’t waste clicks (in other words, time) adjusting every image.

Under the Hood

Tomosynthesis

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.

Mammography Module Benefits

Diagnostic tools include:
Computer-aided detection in screening is supported, along with the ability to manage archived CAD objects differently from image objects.
Action (such as pan, zoom, etc.) on one image is simultaneously performed on all displayed images.This eRAD mammography software tool works in concert with no duplicate adjustment necessary.
BIRADS values can be assigned in a report and displayed on the worklist. The worklist can be sorted by BIRADS value, so that radiologists can elect to open priors of a certain value.
Grayscale of just the breast image can be inverted, leaving the rest of the data black to make visualization easier.
Custom layouts can be set to initialize together, so that users can quick-toggle between them for alternate views of a study.
eRAD’s mammography PACS solution includes image manipulation tools that can be leveraged for mammography, including Magnifying Glass, Quadrant View, Measurement, Annotations (Pointer, Line, ROI Ellipse, ROI Freehand, Text), Mag to 1:1 Pixel View and Cine for Tomosynthesis.

eRAD also provides optional advanced diagnostic tools for mammography through the AIE Image Enhancement toolkit. This component of our mammography software solution allows users to display and manipulate higher-clarity images of dense tissue.

“Having a need to replace our current system, we evaluated several RIS/PACS available. We were focused on finding a system that was integrated, web-based, streamlined workflow, and extremely user friendly in order to increase efficiency and productivity. In addition, we wanted to provide remote viewing capabilities to our referring physicians in order for them to have immediate access to patient images and reports. We selected eRAD based on the comprehensive nature of their product. Our system has been well received by our referring physicians and it has made a direct impact in our referral patterns. In these tough economic times, this has been a valuable tool in enhancing our business.”
Joseph Galazin, Owner & CEO
“You need a lean, smart system. We had confidence in eRAD, knowing that they’ve helped many practices and physicians attest, so we knew we had a solution-oriented partner with access to the right resources to get the job done.”
Sandra Gonzales, Imaging Administrator
“The difference in our workflow is significant. Not having to switch to different reporting formats, not having to learn and log into multiple systems—all that expands the possibilities for our practice and speeds our turnaround times.”
Dr. Aakash Singh, Radiologist & Vice President of Operations for MRI
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