Visage 7 Selected to Bolster ACR/UF SIMulation Program

Enterprise diagnostic viewer will revolutionize radiology resident training and assessment

Feb 10, 2016, 09:00 ET from Visage Imaging, Inc.

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Visage Imaging Inc. ("Visage"), a wholly owned subsidiary of Pro Medicus Ltd. (ASX: PME), has announced that the American College of Radiology (ACR) and the University of Florida (UF) have selected the Visage 7 Enterprise Imaging Platform as the new enterprise diagnostic viewer of the Emergent/Critical Care Imaging SIMulation (SIM). SIM is the assessment component of the Wisdom in Diagnostic Imaging Program (WIDI), a multi-faceted and fully-integrated online assessment, education and remediation program jointly developed by the ACR and UF faculty for diagnostic radiology residents. Visage 7 enables enterprise imaging with amazingly fast, thin-client, server-side processing technology, as well as simple diagnostic mobile access via Visage Ease Pro®.

At the onset of their competitive nine-month evaluation, both ACR and UF approached Visage with a vexing set of limitations that had proven to be problematic for the SIM program. Namely, the multiple web-based and zero footprint enterprise image viewers the ACR had used for SIM summarily did not have the ease of access, integration flexibility, consistent fast performance, and breadth of clinical functionality required to adequately simulate diagnostic interpretation. Following a comprehensive, performance-based evaluation of multiple viewers, Visage 7 was selected to provide a state-of-the-art assessment platform for diagnostic radiology residents. Visage 7 will be integrated to the ACR's Radiology Case Management System (RCMS), electronically delivering SIM as a cloud-based training and assessment environment.

"The lack of consistency, capability and performance of our prior image viewers had presented significant challenges to the efficiency of SIMulation delivery," said Anthony A. Mancuso, M.D., chairman and professor of radiology in the UF College of Medicine and ACR/UF SIM/WIDI Program Co-Leader.

"Visage stands to improve the image viewing experience of the SIMulation, creating a professional, clinically appropriate and an even more realistic simulated interpretation environment. We are delighted with that prospect," said Linda Lanier, M.D., UF associate professor of radiology and associate chairman of the department, and ACR/UF SIM/WIDI Program Co-Leader.

"The ACR's selection of Visage 7 represents the latest expert validation of the breakthrough, world-class capabilities Visage has brought to enterprise imaging," said Dr. Sam Hupert, Chief Executive Officer, Visage Imaging. Dr. Hupert continued, "Now in addition to the leading academic, community health systems, government, outpatient and teleradiology customers we serve around the globe, diagnostic radiology residents in both civilian and military roles will have the very best training tools available to them in the ACR/UF SIM."

To experience a firsthand demonstration of the ACR/UF SIM powered by Visage 7, please visit the ACR/UF SIM and Visage booth 105/205 at the upcoming ACR 2016 | The Crossroads of Radiology® Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, May 16-17, 2016. To schedule a priority demonstration, click here.

About Visage Imaging, Inc.

Visage Imaging is a global provider of enterprise imaging and advanced visualization solutions for diagnostic imaging. Visage 7 delivers amazingly fast server-side rendered images streamed via an intelligent thin-client viewer. Radiologists and referring physicians have a customized, protocol-driven workflow to natively view multi-dimensional imagery across a single desktop, scaled to support the world's largest healthcare organizations. Powerful imaging solutions include enterprise viewing and interpretation; image enablement of EHRs, VNAs, HIEs and portals; RIS/PACS, as well as anywhere mobile diagnostic access.

About Pro Medicus Limited

Pro Medicus Limited [ASX: PME] is Australia's leading imaging IT provider. Founded in 1983, the company provides a full range of integrated software products and services to hospitals, imaging centers and health care groups worldwide.

About UF Health

UF Health, the most comprehensive academic health center in the Southeast, is a collaboration of the University of Florida Health Science Center and Shands. The colleges of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health and Health Professions, and Veterinary Medicine, various research centers and institutes, a network of faculty practices and the Shands family of hospitals fall under the UF Health umbrella, which extends to a regional campus in Jacksonville. UF Health also has a statewide presence through satellite medical, dental and nursing clinics staffed by UF health professionals and through affiliations with community-based health care facilities stretching from Hialeah and Miami to the Florida Panhandle.

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