Austin Radiology Associates Selects TraumaCad Orthocrat Provides Seamless Integration with Fuji PACS

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Austin Radiological Associates (ARA), a multi-modality, multi-site radiology practice has selected Orthocrat to create an innovative orthopedics planning and templating solution for use by its referring physicians. The solution integrates Orthocrat's TraumaCad with Fuji’s Synapse PACS and is available to authorized users wherever located as a thin-client Web-based solution.

Austin Radiological Associates (ARA), a multi-modality, multi-site radiology practice has selected Orthocrat to create an innovative orthopedics planning and templating solution for use by its referring physicians. The solution integrates Orthocrat's TraumaCad with Fuji’s Synapse PACS and is available to authorized users wherever located as a thin-client Web-based solution.

“Beyond convenient, ultra-fast digital image access, Austin Radiological Association wanted to provide referring physicians with advanced digital orthopedic tools for using these images as a value-added service,” said Christopher Mercado, ARA PACS systems analyst.

With its state-of-the-art technology, TraumaCad was an excellent fit for the innovative radiology practice. Orthocrat worked with ARA to provide a customized server-based architecture with a single point of entry through the Fuji PACS. The solution allows offsite orthopedists to log onto the application securely over the Internet. Once logged in, orthopedists can remotely access the server-based TraumaCad software and all its templates and tools. Using Orthocrat's seamless, customized Fuji interface, orthopedists simply drag and drop their images into the TraumaCad workspace after accessing them though the PACS.

"The two solutions interface seamlessly and are extremely easy to use. Orthopedists have been enthusiastic about the product," said Mercado. He also notes that because TraumaCad is accessible directly through the Fuji software, the PACS provides user authentications for both systems, allowing efficient, secure access to both applications. Mercado believes that this, combined with the seamless custom-developed user interface, makes the Orthocrat-Fuji solution truly unique.

ARA selected TraumaCad after an in-depth investigation of competing software by an in-house search committee made up of clinicians and IT professionals. "We found TraumaCad to be the most intuitive and user friendly choice on the market,” said Mercado. “Also Orthocrat was willing to work with us to develop an architecture that would support seamless access to users beyond the hospital network. We're extremely pleased with the results."

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