The Visage 7 Open Archive from Visage Imaging Inc., Richmond, Australia,  is now available in North America. The platform enables enterprise imaging with fast, thin-client, server-side processing technology, as well as simple diagnostic mobile access via Visage Ease Pro.

“With Visage 7, we’ve set the benchmark when it comes to speed, functionality, and scalability,” says Malte Westerhoff, PhD, co-founder and global chief technology officer of Visage Imaging. “The archive is an integral part of an enterprise imaging strategy, so it too must have the necessary performance, interoperability, and scalability. We have been able to achieve this with Visage 7 Open Archive by utilizing the same enterprise imaging platform that has made Visage 7 so successful, while simultaneously ensuring that it is open standards based.”

Visage 7 Open Archive closely couples the storage of images to Visage 7 to provide optimized performance and interoperability. The platform includes critical support of standards-based interfaces and open standards like Imaging Object Change Management (IOCM), which is fundamental to automating integration to enterprise viewing platforms. The platform’s unique architecture makes it ideally suited for the convergence of medical imaging informatics to include medical multimedia, non-radiology, and non-DICOM objects.

“Unlike legacy PACS vendors, we have offered a modular or deconstructed solution that provides our clients with the flexibility to choose the technology components that best suits their needs,” says Sam Hupert, MD, CEO of Visage Imaging. “To date, we have replaced more than 40 legacy PACS and have successfully integrated to numerous legacy and third-party vendor neutral archives, and we will continue to do that.”