Toshiba Medical is announcing the release of two new versions of the company’s Voxar 3D PACS visualization system, the Voxar 3D 6.3.2 Workstation and Voxar 3D 6.3.2 ActiveX. The Workstation version is a stand alone software that integrates with PACS systems, while the ActiveX was created to be embedded into existing PACS setups.
From Toshiba Medical Visualization Systems:
Voxar 3D Workstation has a full, enterprise-wide integration with PACS. It uses the PACS worklist, so users can access advanced visualization with just one mouse click. What’s more, it can share data in memory with PACS, loading series at five times the speed of a traditional DICOM transfer. Once a PACS workstation has loaded a series, it is available to Voxar 3D Workstation immediately – there is no need to load it again from the workstation or over a network. And when captures are taken, they are stored in PACS as Live Images, which increases efficiency by allowing advanced visualization to be saved and resumed throughout the workflow.
Voxar 3D ActiveX has all the integration benefits of Voxar 3D Workstation, but has the added value of deeply-embedded integration. With Voxar 3D ActiveX, Voxar 3D views are embedded and controlled within the PACS user interface. PACS customers no longer need to jump between applications to access advanced visualization, and they require less training because they use buttons that are familiar to them. In addition, the features look consistent with the rest of the system, maintaining the distinctive look and feel of the PACS.
Voxar 3D was the world’s first advanced visualization product line to be integrated in PACS. Since then, it has always operated on COTS hardware and standard operating systems – with Voxar 3D 6.3.2 Workstation and ActiveX, it now works with Microsoft Vista. By operating on standard PACS platforms, the Voxar 3D product line allows PACS customers to use existing IT infrastructure and existing supplier arrangements. And by reducing the cost of sale, it allows PACS vendors to retain their margins.
With Voxar 3D, you can easily save complex image reconstructions. Clinical colleagues can restore your work on
any Voxar 3D enabled workstation and create any additional views they need. This allows you to rapidly and easily communicate key images that are essential for surgical planning, treatment and follow-up.
Voxar 3D takes advantage of powerful off-the-shelf graphics cards, which dramatically increase performance and image quality. Complex image reconstructions can be viewed at more than 20 frames per second delivering
real-time, on-the-fly interaction.
Voxar 3D strictly adheres to the DICOM standard for effortless communication with multi-vendor modalities and technologies.
Voxar 3DTM Core
• Live image captures
• Orthogonal, oblique, double-oblique MPR
• Curved and cross-curved MPR rendering
• MIP, AveIP, MinIP and color volume slabs
• 2D review and compare
Voxar 3DTM Adv anced
• Voxar 3DTM Core, plus…
• Color volume rendering
• MIP volume rendering
• Grayscale volume rendering
• Shaded surface display
• Fly-through navigation
• Targeted color volume review
• 3D segmentation and volume measurement
• Sculpting and automatic 3D bone removal
• MPR shape selection
Voxar 3DTM clinical applications
• Vessel analysis with VesselMetrix
• Cardiac analysis with CardiaMetrix
• Vessel analysis
• Calcium scoring
• 4D cardiac viewer
• Cardiac (LV) analysis
• CT colonography with Voxar 3D ColonMetrix
• PET/CT Fusion