Varian introducing Oncology specific image management and storage solution

Varian Medical Systems introducing a new product that makes it easier for clinicians to store, manage and view images generated during cancer treatments.

Varian Medical Systems introducing a new product that makes it easier for clinicians to store, manage and view images generated during cancer treatments.

Karla Knott, senior director of marketing for Varian's Oncology Systems business, OncoView provides oncology professionals with a reliable, scalable way of archiving and accessing the images and data that impact decisions about a patient's course of treatment. It is designed specifically to archive information covering the entire cancer treatment process from diagnosis to survivorship and follow-up.

Erwin Nell, manager, systems marketing, Clinicians are using more images to make decisions and monitor progress over the course of cancer treatments. For image-guided radiotherapy, new images are generated at every step in the treatment process. There is a vast — and growing — amount of images and related information that must be stored, and clinicians need a reliable system for easily archiving and instantly accessing this information in a meaningful way that is connected to the clinical "story line" for each patient.

The OncoView product is an oncology-specific image management and storage solution designed to supplement a hospital's existing picture archiving and communication system (PACS) by making it 'oncology capable' or to operate as a stand-alone solution for centers that don't have such a system. OncoView enables clinicians to retrieve or store important information within its own archive or within hospital PACS through industry standard communication protocols such as HL7 and DICOM .

OncoView interfaces seamlessly with any standards-based clinical information management system, including Varian's ARIA™ oncology information system.