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Cloud Nuclear Medicine

NMCloud TM

Cloud-based PACS/RIS for Nuclear Medicine

Thinking Systems Corporation is the pioneer and world leader in providingcomprehensive PACS/RIS solutions for nuclear medicine. Its technology offeringsencompass the entire spectrum of nuclear medicine, starting from interfacing withgamma cameras and converting proprietary data to DICOM when necessary, toadvanced imaging processing for nuclear cardiology and PET-CT/SPECT-CT fusion.

Key Features

  • Requires only residential broadband connection for workstations or 3G/4G for mobile devices
  • Comprehensive PET-CT/SPECT-CT fusion functions including 2D/3D SUV, MIP, triangulation, size measurement, alpha blending, window/level, gamma adjusment, etc.
  • Nuclear cardiology processing, quantification, and structured reporting
  • General nuclear medicine imaging processing (MUGA, renal, gallbladder, gastric emptying, SPECT, lung V/Q, etc.)
  • Special image display protocols for each image type with color lookup tables
  • PET cardiology quantification analysis
  • PET brain quantification analysis
  • DICOM gateways for interfacing with non-DICOM gamma cameras and nuclear medicine workstations and translating proprietary image data to DICOM 3.0 data
  • CD publishing with fusion software burnt-in

Cutting-edge Technologies

  • Built on Windows Server 2008 R2 64-bit platform
  • Real-time performance matches or even surpasses that of local applications with locally cached data
  • Support multiple monitors on client computers
  • Support all major computer platforms for client
    • Windows (32-bit and 64-bit): 7, Vista, and XP
    • Mac
    • Mobile devices: iPad, iPhone, Android,Windows Mobile
    • Full workstation functionality on all devices

 

Cloud Cardiology

CardioCloud TM

Cloud-based PACS/RIS for Cardiology

Thinking Systems Corporation is the one and only company that provides comprehensive PACS/RIS solutions for nuclear cardiology. It also leads the industry in providing cloud-based PACS/RIS solutions for remote viewing of echocardiology and cardiac cath images, and template driven structured cardiology reporting.

Key Features

  • Requires only residential broadband connection for workstations or 3G/4G for mobile devices
  • Nuclear cardiology image reconstruction from raw projection data
  • Nuclear cardiology quantification analysis with Cedars Sinai’s QGS/QPS,INVIA’s Corridor 4DM, and Emory Cardiac Toolbox
  • Template driven structured reporting for nuclear cardiology
  • DICOM gateways for interfacing with non-DICOM gamma cameras and nuclear medicine workstations and translating proprietary imagedata to DICOM 3.0 data
  • Cardiac PET quantification analysis with Emory Cardiac Toolbox or Corridor 4DM
  • Echocardiology image review with hanging protocol, measurements, and templatedriven structured reporting
  • Cardiac cath image review and measurements
  • Image comparison between nuclear, echo, cath, and CTA

Cutting-Edge Technologies

  • Built on Windows Server 2008 R2 64-bit platform
  • Real-time performance matches or even surpasses that of local applications with locally cached data
  • Support multiple monitors on client computers
  • Support all major computer platforms for client
    • Windows (32-bit and 64-bit): 7, Vista, and XP
    • Mac
    • Mobile devices: iPad, iPhone, Android,Windows Mobile
    • Full workstation functionality on all devices

 

Vendor Neutral Archive

ThinkingArchive TM

Cloud-based Vendor Neutral Image Archive

At the heart of ThinkingPACS™ lies ThinkingArchive™, the state-of-the-art DICOM archive server that provides comprehensive and intelligent support for all modalities from all vendors. This robust archive server is built on the solid foundation of Thinking Systems’ very own DICOM library, with no limitation whatsoever imposed by any third-party DICOM toolkit. It
is DICOM 3.0 2006 conformant and supports advanced features such as structured reporting, color and grayscale presentation states, key objects and hanging protocols, in addition to other essential archive server functions. Above all, it is adaptive to various DICOM flavors generated by various vendors’ modality devices, and can communicate with these devices bi-directionally.

Key Features

  • Vendor neutral
    – Supports all vendors’ DICOM flavors and communicates with vendors’ modality devices bi-directionally
  • Native Modality Support
    – Tailored support for each modality based on the DICOM standard specific to the modality
  • Highly Adaptive
    – Extremely adaptive and capable of communicating with almost any DICOM and non-DICOM devices
  • Open Architecture
    Built on open architecture with off-the-shelf hardware, and the most advanced Microsoft 64-bit operating systems and database engines
  • Expandable and Always Online
    Provides expandable and always online image archive with all image data stored on spinning hard disks
  • Scalable
    Scalable, both functionally and financially, to meet the demands of institutions of all sizes
  • Disaster Recovery
    Robust, multi-tiered and cost-effective disaster recovery systems tailor-built to fit each individual organizations’ needs and budget
  • Simple, Intuitive, Robust and Powerful
    Simple and intuitive GUI (Graphical User Interface) provides robust, powerful, and full-featured image archive management functionality
  • Unparalleled Advanced DICOM Server Features
    Automatic HIS/RIS validation
    Rule-based automatic image retrieval from modality devices
    Rule-based automatic image distribution
    Automatic synchronization with deep archive
    Image importing from removable media (CD/DVD)
    Image publishing on removable media (CD/DVD) with specialized image viewer that provides modality specific viewing tools, including image fusion

 

Plug-in for 3rd Party PACS

ModalityBroker TM
Integrating Specialty Modalities to Radiology PACS

For most PACS implementations, traditional CT, MR, CR and DR are of primary concern. Not much attention has been paid to the other modalities. However, as hospitals and imaging centers move towards fully digital and filmless environments, it is becoming a necessity to include the more complex imaging modalities, such as PET-CT, SPECT-CT, nuclear cardiology, nuclear medicine, cardiac CTA,
echocardiogram, general ultrasound, vascular ultrasound, cardiac catheterization and angiography, mammography and ECG. Subsequently, providing necessary clinical tools for these modalities is also becoming part of the requirements for PACS implementation. Some institutions deployed modality PACS (a.k.a. mini PACS) to handle these modalities with various degrees of success. However, such
solutions are only available on dedicated workstations and provide no enterprise level access.Thinking Systems Corporation not only provides comprehensive multimodality PACS-RIS solutions to institutions of all sizes, but also provides integrated solutions to third party radiology PACS to meet the demands for these modalities. Thinking Systems has integrated with several major enterprise PACS, including Philips iSite PACS, Fujifilm Synapse PACS, etc.

ModalityBroker ™

Thinking Systems’ ModalityBroker™ is key to the success of such integration. The main functions of ModalityBroker include the following:

  • Connectivity to DICOM Devices
    – Provides customized DICOM interfaces to individual devices and provides bi-directional data verification and validation to ensure data integrity
  • Connectivity to Non-DICOM Devices
    – Provides bi-directional data conversion to bring proprietary data from non-DICOM devices to PACS and send data back to the devices in proprietary formats when needed
  • HIS-RIS Validation
    – Validates incoming data against modality worklists provided by HIS/RIS and makes corrections when necessary to ensure the accuracy of patient/study information.
  • Image Distribution
    – Provides rule based automatic distribution of the specialty modality images to third party PACS Data Streaming
  • – Provides on-demand image streaming to PACS workstation with Thinking Systems’ MDStation software for image processing and reviewing
  • Auto and Manual Pre-fetching
    – Provides auto or manual pre-fetch of relevant prior studies from third party PACS to facilitate current-prior study comparisons
  • Short-term Data Caching
    – Provides short-term data caching to enable instant on-demand data streaming to workstation with Thinking Systems’ MDStation software

Thick-client Integration

For thick-client based radiology PACS, the front-end integration is normally done through Thinking Systems’ MDStation™ application suite. MDStation is Thinking Systems’ flagship multimodality PACS workstation. It is the one and only PACS workstation on the market that supports not only the essential PACS functions but also the advanced clinical tools that are specific to each modality and image type, such as PET-CT fusion, nuclear cardiology processing and quantitative analysis, general nuclear medicine review and processing, cardiac PET quantitative analysis, PET brain quantitative analysis, orthopedic templating, advanced 3D visualization,
cardiac CTA analysis, and calcium scoring.

Thin-client Integration

For thin-client based radiology PACS, the front-end integration is done through Thinking Systems ThinkingWeb™ thin-client server. ThinkingWeb provides identical functionalities as MDStation, except through a thin-client.