Agfa Healthcare has received FDA clearance for the Full Fidelity View functionality on its Xero Viewer. Currently installed in more than 500 hospitals and regional networks, the tool is designed to provide diagnostic quality when images are displayed, by retrieving original-quality renditions of stored CT, MRI, CR, and ultrasound images.

The Xero Viewer allows users to view, share, and integrate DICOM and non-DICOM images across platforms in a secure environment. All images are accessible from different departments and multiple sources on a single browser-based viewer to staff both inside and outside the hospital. The system includes extensive search, filter, and discovery functions, according to the company, and allows clinicians and radiologists to easily make annotations and markups, adapt brightness and contrast, or pinpoint an area of interest and compare it across different studies.

In addition, users can view ECGs in various layouts, change waveform size and amplitude, and compare image data with previous ECGs. Other subspeciality tools include Cine display, universal video viewing, optional 3D/MIP/MPR tools and specialty measurement tools. A patient-centric, interactive timeline also provides a thumbnail-enabled, unified view of all the patient’s images.

“The Xero Viewer demystifies imaging and makes it accessible to everyone in the patient’s care continuum,” said James Jay, vice president of Imaging IT Solutions at Agfa HealthCare. “Hospitals today face the challenge of simultaneously reducing the costs of healthcare and improving the delivery of patient care. The Xero Viewer helps to maximize the potential of the existing healthcare technology while giving clinicians, referring physicians, and patients the image access they want and need.”

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