Toshiba announces two releases of Voxar 3D Advanced Visualization
15 June 2009
Toshiba Medical Visualization Systems Europe has announced two major
releases in its Voxar 3D product line visualization systems for
radiology: Voxar 3D 6.3.2 Workstation and Voxar 3D 6.3.2 ActiveX.
The products are widely-used advanced visualization solutions for
PACS, offering a rapid time-to-market with the most commonly-used
advanced visualization features.
Voxar 3D Workstation is an application that offers the features
through a best-in-class integration with PACS, and Voxar 3D ActiveX is a
software component that offers them seamlessly embedded into PACS. Both
systems are also designed to be easy to implement and support —
operating on standard PACS platforms, and backed by a world-wide
technical and clinical support organization.
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. It can also 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.
“Voxar 3D Workstation and ActiveX are ideal ways for a PACS vendor to
add the power of advanced visualization to their products,” said Calum
Cunningham, Senior Vice President. “They provide outstanding
functionality, and yet they are easy to integrate, deploy, and maintain.
“Our mature and robust technology opens up more sales opportunities,
addresses the needs of a wider range of clinical specialties, and
increases customer retention and loyalty.
“Toshiba Medical Visualization Systems has always provided PACS
partners with advanced visualization solutions that increase their
revenues in low risk, low maintenance ways. These latest releases offer
our partners even more, and I am confident they will bring significant
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