Posted on 2022-07-06
New York, NY – June 22, 2022 – Healthcare Tech Solutions, a healthcare consulting group and the makers of DICOMSync, has entered into a partnership with DocPanel, a global innovator in providing subspecialized radiology coverage, to improve breast imaging workflows for imaging providers.
The partnership addresses the challenge facilities face displaying Legacy Hologic Tomosynthesis studies in their PACS. Because most PACS are not able to display the multi-slice Secondary Capture Object (SCO) proprietary format, the data must be converted to the industry standard Breast Tomosynthesis Object (BTO).
The partnership addresses the challenge facilities face displaying Legacy Hologic tomosynthesis studies in their PACS. Due to the limitations of most PACS not being able to display the multi-slice Secondary Capture Object (SCO) proprietary format, it is best practice to convert the SCO data to the industry standard Breast Tomosynthesis Object (BTO). DocPanel and HCTS have teamed up to provide breast imaging facilities with a reliable solution for converting the proprietary data, while securing subspecialty interpretations from fellowship-trained Breast Radiologists.
The solution enables tomo exams to be shared, viewed, and read on any FDA-approved mammography viewer, eliminating the need for a specialized workstation. It also tackles common issues often encountered when importing prior exams and outside studies, enabling Breast Imaging departments to expand their geographical footprint.
“DocPanel and Healthcare Tech Solutions make a powerful team. Our mission to improve patient care united when our teams came together to help a major client implement and deploy a solution that converts SCO to BTO images in under 24 hours,” says Mony Weschler, Chief Operating Officer at DocPanel. “This new capability is transforming care by eliminating delays and ensuring subspecialized interpretations for the best possible patient outcomes. We look forward to expanding our relationship to help even more patient’s across the country and around the world.”
Real-time SCO to BTO conversion can be performed for prefetching, importing outside studies, and image sharing. HCTS also offers full archive conversion options which enable a client to store 3D tomosynthesis studies in a vendor neutral capacity.
“If you were an early adopter of Hologic Tomosynthesis for breast imaging, then you likely have some tomosynthesis data stored in Hologic’s proprietary SCO format in your PACS or VNA. Due to the limitations of most PACS not being able to display the SCO format, it is best practice to convert the SCO data to BTO format. SCO to BTO can be used to convert a full archive or in an on-demand model in real-time,” says Keith Eklund, VP of Sales & Services at Healthcare Tech Solutions. “Clients sending studies to DocPanel are not only ensuring subspecialized interpretations, but can also take advantage of workflow optimization that is key to the success of an imaging business.”
This service offering is designed for practices who have previously acquired tomo as SCO datasets, are currently acquiring as SCO datasets, and for those who may be importing outside Hologic tomo studies in SCO format.
About Healthcare Tech Solutions: Healthcare Tech Solutions works to solve medical imaging workflow challenges by providing strategic advisory consulting, professional staff augmentation, and a deep DICOM product offering. Through effective advisory consulting, cutting-edge DICOM solutions, and highly trained consultants, HCTS empowers the enterprise imaging vision of healthcare facilities nationwide. Learn more by visiting www.healthcaretechsolutions.com.
About DocPanel: DocPanel is the largest network of US-based academic and subspecialty radiologists who provide final reads, protocol optimization support, new-service launch assistance, second opinions, and educational consults to clients worldwide. DocPanel’s mission is to ensure every imaging exam is read by the right subspecialist. Learn more by visiting www.docpanel.com.