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Woman’s Hospital acquires Coronis Uniti™ display system to enhance breast cancer detection PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 24 November 2015 08:00
Boasting a large, 12 megapixel screen, the Coronis Uniti maximizes the radiologist’s field of vision to enable simultaneous viewing of MR, ultrasound, 2D and 3D mammography images. “I can read everything in the case with continuous proximity of all images without having to close applications or cover up my worklist on the nav head,” comments James Ruiz, MD, Radiologist and Breast Imaging Specialist at Woman’s Hospital.


Detect the subtlest details in all types of breast images
Barco’s patented I-Luminate™ technology[1] is one of the key features that helps radiologists see the smallest artifacts in breast images by boosting display brightness 4 times the luminance of the typical mammography display. In fact, the Coronis Uniti with I-Luminate technology increases the detection probability by up to 30%, compared to a standard mammography display (calibrated at 500 cd/m²), according to a study conducted by Barco in 20121

The Coronis Uniti also recently earned additional FDA clearance for specialty imaging exams[2], beyond the original indication for 2D and 3D mammography, to encompass multiple breast imaging modalities: breast MRI, breast ultrasound, CT and ultrasound, and vascular and gynecological ultrasound. 

The ultimate multi-modality machine
The Coronis Uniti was designed to optimize radiologists’ workflow for a more efficient and comfortable reading experience. It is the first display that allows simultaneous viewing of 2D and 3D, grayscale and color, and static and dynamic images on the same screen.

Dual grayscale and color capabilities enable viewing of both ultrasound images and mammograms on the same display. The scale-to-fit capability reduces the need for panning and zooming, while innovative Intuitive Workflow features[3] further streamline movement and enhance the reading experience. The result: clinicians can complete their studies faster with fewer keystrokes and less head motion, minimizing strain and fatigue.

“The ability to view color and grayscale simultaneously saves me at least 30 minutes over the course of a day, while reducing fatigue typically associated with moving color images back and forth between extended monitors,” continues Dr. Ruiz.

Innovative features like these have resulted in widespread popularity of the display system among the radiology community, with orders of the Coronis Uniti well surpassing the 1,000 mark.

Pioneering the next generation in diagnostic imaging
“As a long-time customer, Woman’s Hospital has experienced first-hand the breakthroughs we have achieved in digital breast imaging with each evolution of our diagnostic displays,” comments Lynda Domogalla, Vice President Product Marketing for Barco Healthcare. “We are pleased to provide the hospital, and hundreds of healthcare facilities across the globe, with the ultimate solution for reading efficiency, diagnostic accuracy and working comfort.”

See the latest innovations in diagnostic imaging at RSNA
To learn more about the Coronis Uniti and a wide array of diagnostic and mammography display systems, visit us at Booth #2559 at RSNA from November 29 – December 3 at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it [4] to schedule a hands-on demo with a Barco representative.

1Tom Kimpe and Albert Xthona. "Quantification of detection probability of microcalcifications at increased display luminance levels." Breast Imaging. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2012. 490-497.

About Woman’s Hospital
Woman's Hospital was one of the first women's specialty hospitals in the nation, and is currently one of the largest in the United States. For more than 45 years, it has fulfilled its mission to improve the health of women and infants. It recognized by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence.

About Barco
Barco, a global technology company, designs and develops networked visualization products for the Entertainment, Enterprise and Healthcare markets. Barco has its own facilities for Sales & Marketing, Customer Support, R&D and Manufacturing in Europe, North America and APAC. Barco (NYSE Euronext Brussels: BAR) is active in more than 90 countries with 3,300 employees worldwide. Barco posted sales of 1.051 billion euro in 2014.

© Copyright 2015 by Barco

References

  1. ^ patented I-Luminate™ technology (www.barco.com)
  2. ^ FDA clearance for specialty imaging exams (www.barco.com)
  3. ^ Intuitive Workflow features (www.barco.com)
  4. ^ This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (www.barco.com)

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