The right tools to do the job
Everybody wants the right tool to do the job, not more and not less. We at Connect Imaging are no different, and since we design and write all our own software we can make sure each software module does the job it is designed to do.
The result of this philosophy is a stable of over fifteen different software products, many of them with multiple programs, that are available for us to apply to any specific situation. We have grouped them under three general categories:
Backoffice products are those modules that run a server in the data storage closet, not seen by the technologist or radiologist, but nevertheless critical to the operation of the PACS. Such products include module to receive studies from modalities, respond to Query/Retrieve requests from the archive, and a DICOM Modality Worklist Provider. Other back office products provide an easy way to distribute studies to multiple locations, as well as provide on-line monitoring of the overall health of the PACS.
Specialty products are those modules that perform certain specialized tasks. They include products for printing and sending DICOM studies, products for capturing images from legacy devices and film scanners, and various quality control products.
The products most seen by radiologists, clinicians, and technologists are the various viewing products. They include robust workstation products for the radiology department, clinical review workstations for referring physicians, and remote viewing products for delivering studies over the internet.