ORLANDO, FL--(Marketwired - Apr 20, 2015) - (SBI/ACR Booth #117) -- Viztek, the leading provider of complete digital software and hardware diagnostic imaging solutions, will introduce its latest breast imaging innovation to clinicians at the SBI/ACR Breast Imaging Symposium 2015, April 25-28 in Orlando, Fl. The Viztek Exa Mammo Viewer displays full diagnostic quality images from any modality, including complete support of digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT), and enables radiologists to read, diagnose and compare breast images from any location. It is compatible with any PACS and can be used to enhance breast imaging viewing for any facility.

"Tomosynthesis has been incredible for patient care, but has remained challenging for physician and facility workflow -- until now," explained Steve Deaton, Vice President, Viztek. "Our innovation enables any study, tomosynthesis included, to be read at any remote location, with fast downloads and superior quality. It is a game-changer, and we are excited to be the first to deliver this cutting-edge technology to SBI/ACR and beyond."

Supporting the market need

The largest dedicated breast imaging conference in the world, a partnership of the Society of Breast Imaging and American College of Radiology, the Breast Imaging Symposium focuses on the latest breast imaging technology, research and development. This includes DBT, which now is even more prevalent since a second manufacturer received FDA approval. Hospital and imaging centers not only have greater choice in the acquisition of the three-dimensional imaging technology, but they also now have improved cost justification. As of January 2015, the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) included payment codes for DBT, which has been shown to boast high image quality and low dose. With greater access and increased cost justification, Viztek is prepared to meet with the market demand for better viewing options to support the modality.

Versatile viewing and prior image comparisons

The Viztek mammography PACS enables viewing of any breast imaging study from a single workstation, enhancing workflow and productivity. Whether physically located within the department, or outside at another reading location, radiologists can rely on Viztek's native functionality and the unique use of zero footprint viewing and server-side rendering to enable the viewing of any large exam and associated priors. There is no pre-fetching required and there are no plug-ins required, and full functionality and instant access is available regardless of operating system.

The Viztek Exa Mammo Viewer can be used in conjunctionwith any facility's current PACS, enabling comparison with images and reference to patient files for breast ultrasound, MR, CT and more. Unique IT efficiencies are realized with regard to daily server needs and ongoing physician support for seamless workflow.

"Viztek has established itself as a market leader with its diagnostic zero footprint viewing, truly revolutionizing the reading of digital breast tomosynthesis exams. Now that DBT is reimbursable, the breast imaging market is going to see an explosion of the technology. We have made the viewing and comparing of these images accessible and affordable, regardless of PACS vendor, to optimized workflow for physicians," added Deaton.

For more information about multimodality mammography viewing from Viztek, visit the company's booth #117 during SBI/ACR. You can also visit the website at http://viztek.net/products/exa-mammo-viewer/.

About Viztek

Viztek is a leading provider of complete digital software and hardware imaging solutions, backed by comprehensive training and support for the hospital, imaging center, telemedicine and private practice markets. Launching from the long-standing success of the company's web-based Opal-RAD PACS and RIS imaging software, Viztek introduced Exa, a revolutionary new platform enabling zero footprint full-featured diagnostic viewing paired with server-side rendering for unbeatable speed. The company's innovation in software is complimented by their comprehensive line DR solutions, with panels that come in multiple configurations ranging from retrofit packages to complete new radiology rooms and mobile solutions. For more information, visit www.viztek.net.

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