ATLANTA, Nov. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Elekta's MOSAIQ® Oncology PACS has evolved to a new level with MOSAIQ Data Director, an image and data management solution for oncology professionals that enables them to direct the interchange of images and information and address the requirements of the modern oncology workflow. Fully integrated with the MOSAIQ Oncology Information System (OIS), MOSAIQ Data Director transforms the patient chart into the centralized control point to manage, view, move and archive patient images and data. Users can harness the new Web-based viewer to explore data and archived images or objects online using powerful 3D functionality.
"A traditional clinical departmental PACS can archive and move images well, but it is under-equipped to meet the diverse demands of the oncology environment," says David Nikolai, Business Line Manager, Oncology Information Systems at Elekta. "MOSAIQ Data Director was explicitly developed to handle all DICOM and non-DICOM images and data, particularly DICOM RT objects, and enables the user to orchestrate all data and image traffic through tight integration with the patient chart."
From the MOSAIQ OIS, MOSAIQ Data Director gives users full storage and retrieval capabilities for the complete range of DICOM RT objects, including dose volume histograms, beam orientations, 3D rotations, treatment plans, contoured structures and dose data. Tight integration with the patient chart also eliminates the need to access stand-alone applications and separate log-ins or patient searches.
"The functionality is specific to the RT domain," says Terry Michaelson, Director of Technical Systems at Princess Margaret Hospital (Toronto, Canada), one of Elekta's technology development partners. "And, all of this information—the discrete DICOM RT elements, in addition to DICOM and non-DICOM images and other files—can be viewed and analyzed in the context of
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