You have installed the 15MsP super-high resolution mammography workstation from Climb Medical Systems Inc., and it was integrated with your current image management system from a different manufacturer. Please tell us about the current conditions.
We completed the digitalization of our department after the construction of our new central building. Subsequently, we deployed a filmless environment quickly and efficiently with help from other departments. Overall, it was a positive change that we executed fairly flawlessly. Softcopy diagnostics has introduced substantial improvements to our hospital as we predicted. Most of the old devices for film diagnosis environment have been removed, and now, we have enough space to work comfortably. We really don't want to go back to the old environment.
Was there any concern with deploying the super-high resolution mammography workstation?
Initially, we were using 5MP workstations that were manufactured by the same OEM as our Picture Archiving and Communications Systems (PACS). We were concerned that by installing the JVC Monitor System, we would have compatibility issues between the new monitors and our existing PACS. That wasn't the case at all. The new 15MsP monitor system perfectly integrated with our existing PACS.
We have introduced Climb Medicals' workstation only for mammography, and was attached to our current system which was manufactured by a different OEM. The DICOM standard made integration easy. However, when you have multiple vendors involved it has the potential to be difficult, and it wasn't.
As a result, the change was made successfully without any major setbacks and the system continues to operate properly.
Please tell us about your current mammography system using the 15MsP monitor.
The image taken by the digital mammography system is transferred to the image server to be stored. To interpret the stored image, the image is called up on the 15MsP diagnostic workstation. Then the diagnostic report is transferred to our information server through the report server. Also, radiographers use the old 5MP workstation to check the image. Both the workstation and the image management station receive the same image.