Phillipsburg, NJ (PRWEB) October 14, 2010
INFINITT announced today the launch of INFINITT RT PACS and INFINITT RTIS to the North American market. The new applications will integrate data from an array of sources and provide access to the data for planning, monitoring and facilitating all aspects of the complex Radiation Treatment process. Together, they computerize the complete workflow of radiation therapy, eliminating reliance on paper and film.
INFINITT RTIS and INFINITT RT PACS have been implemented at two of the largest hospitals in Korea - Samsung Medical Center (nearly 2000 patient beds) and Seoul National University Hospital (more than 1600 patient beds) - where the solution has enabled their Radiation Oncology departments to save, search, display and integrate RT data, and move toward paperless and filmless operations.
Source data - consisting of the original CT or MR image, the anatomical structure set including organ and tumor information, the RT plan parameters, annotations, dose information and other RT images - are stored in a centralized repository that makes the data readily accessible. In both hospitals, the INFINITT solution is integrated with Pinnacle and Eclipse Treatment Planning systems and an Electronic Medical Record (EMR).
There are 2,800 Radiation Oncology Departments in the U.S. and they have different workflow and storage issues from the Radiology department. Radiation Treatment Planning is currently recorded on paper charts, notes are handwritten and images are still being printed. Interoperability issues have not been addressed, so the physicist and clinicians must gather treatment information from multiple workstations and file rooms.
INFINITT RTIS computerizes patient registration, treatment course creation, simulation information management, treatment record management, and scheduling. It includes medical notes, stores all planning data and supports automation of processes.
Quality assurance and quality improvement help maintain accurate, complete and accessible patient data to ensure an efficient Radiation Treatment continuum. INFINITT will be showing the INFINITT RT PACS and RTIS at the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) meeting in San Diego, CA, October 31-November 3, 2010.