Agfa Introduces New Version of ICIS Viewer

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At the 2013 meeting of the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM), held June 6-9 in Dallas, Texas, Agfa HealthCare will introduce version 3.0 of its ICIS View enterprise imaging viewer. The updated ICIS View is a true zero-download, web-based application providing anytime, anywhere access to DICOM and non-DICOM images, explains Lenny Reznik, director of enterprise imaging and information for the company.

“Some vendors claim to be zero-download, and that may be true from the software point of view, but their web-based applications still require you to download an applet or a framework like Java,” Reznik explains. “The latest release of ICIS View depends on neither of those, which is especially important in the PC and mobile environments.”

The viewer enables clinical users to aggregate images and patient data from multiple sources and view them in a unified user interface, says Paul Lipton, ICIS View product manager. “Everything is available in one view, whether we are connecting to Agfa or non-Agfa sources,” Lipton notes. “The technology reduces study access delays, study synchronization issues and management costs.”

Reznik adds that the unified viewer may be especially useful to hospitals forming new delivery networks or acquiring other hospitals. “They’re not going to keep migrating data over and over again—they need to build a network,” he says.

Agfa will demonstrate ICIS View 3.0 at SIIM in booth 427.