VIDISTAR ENHANCES ITS ULTRASOUND IMAGE REVIEW AND REPORTING CAPABILITIES WITH PHILI
Will increase efficiencies for clinicians and enhance accuracy
Greenville, SC —June 21, 2013— VidiStar® LLC, is pleased to announce that it provides an interface
to QLAB, proprietary ultrasound software from Philips. Facilities using Philips ultrasound systems will
now benefit from the availability of Philips’ QLAB advanced 2D and 3D ultrasound quantification tools
within the VidiStar application, delivering efficiency benefits for clinicians and enhancing the accuracy of
“We are committed to supporting interoperability with other vendors, and VidiStar’s interface to
our QLAB ultrasound application is a manifestation of our connected workflow strategy,” said Neal
Grotenhuis, product manager, Ultrasound IT, for Philips Healthcare. “We recognize that not all
customers will have a single vendor lab and are more likely to choose equipment from vendors who work
with each other to improve connected workflow. Having a customer-focused approach and a cooperative
strategy with other vendors allows clinicians to choose equipment that best meets their needs based on
clinical features, value and workflow.”
The VidiStar® interface allows the user to launch the QLAB application directly from the image while
within the VidiStar® PACS & Online Reporting Software application performing image review and
reporting. This capability creates efficiencies during the diagnostic cycle by eliminating the need to
perform the quantification on the ultrasound system after the images are acquired; it also eliminates
the need to send the images to a stand-alone laptop or workstation for quantification. In addition to
benefiting from this enhanced workflow, facilities also benefit from the potential to increase throughput
of their ultrasound systems. With the VidiStar® QLAB interface it is possible to increase the number of
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patient exams because the ultrasound systems are no longer occupied with the advanced QLAB analysis.
In addition to workflow efficiencies, the VidiStar-QLAB interface will also reduce the potential for
manual data entry errors. Images and data that are generated from the QLAB analysis can be seamlessly
exported directly into the VidiStar database and clinical report to complete the clinical record. Without
this interface and automatic transfer the data must be hand entered which is a potential cause of error.
This feature further validates VidiStar’s leading reporting capabilities.
The interface of QLAB and VidiStar® will be available July 15, 2013.
About VidiStar® LLC
VidiStar, LLC is based in Greenville, SC (USA) and has developed a web-based diagnostic viewer and
patented structured reporting solution (US Pat. No. 8,200,505) for medical imaging products based on
the Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) standard. VidiStar's technology enables
physicians and health care providers the ability to read and interpret diagnostic studies over local area
networks and wide area networks for timely interpretation, distribution, and improved patient diagnosis
by providing a wide range of clinicians with instant access to superior high-quality images and patient
data. VidiStar has extensive experience in integrating with other picture archiving and communications
system (PACS) companies as well as electronic health/medical record vendors.
© 2013 VidiStar® LLC
Posted on Sat, June 29, 2013
by David Garrison