SAN DIEGO, Jan 03, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) — DR Systems, the leading independent provider of medical imaging and information systems, announced today that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued to the company a new patent, which relates to tracking portions of medical images that are displayed according to particular display parameters, such as at a particular resolution.
For certain medical images, it is important and/or required that a user view all of a medical image at a particular resolution (e.g., full resolution) so that minute, but important, indicia in the medical image are not missed. US Patent No. 7,660,488 describes systems and methods for monitoring portions of medical images that are displayed on a display device, notating those portions that have been displayed at full resolution (or other user-defined display parameters), and providing the user with information indicating portions that have not been viewed at full resolution (or according to other user-defined display parameters). This patented technology may reduce the possibility of missing an abnormality in a medical image due to the viewer not viewing a portion of the image at full resolution or using other user-defined display parameters.
This cutting edge technology is implemented in the company’s Unity(TM) Picture Archiving and Communications System (PACS) module used by radiologists for performing diagnostic reading of digital patient images.