Vital Further Streamlines Lung Screening Workflow with Support of Nuance PowerScribe


Vital Images, Inc , a Minneapolis-based advanced medical imaging and informatics company, is pleased to announce the support of Nuance PowerScribe® 360 Reporting and PenRad™ PenLung™ Lung Screening Management system in its comprehensive Lung Screening solution. The Vitrea® CT Lung Analysis application helps clinicians standardize the diagnosis of lung nodules, while the solution's workflow system facilitates management of lung screening treatment plans.

Nuance's PowerScribe 360 is the market-leading speech recognition technology for radiology, providing accurate, flexible and rapid reporting that is consistent and actionable. The high-quality reports generated by PowerScribe 360 can help healthcare organizations improve both patient care and physician satisfaction, and optimize billing and reimbursement.

PenLung by PenRad is a unified software solution that helps radiology departments and imaging facilities manage patients participating in low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) lung screening programs. It collects smoking and environmental risk history through automated web and tablet calculators to manage patient eligibility and export of the lung registry for reimbursement.

"We are excited to announce the support of PowerScribe 360 and PenLung as part of our comprehensive Lung Screening solution offering to healthcare organizations," says Jim Litterer, President and CEO of Vital. "The integration of these powerful tools with CT Lung Screening can help providers continue to improve patient outcomes by streamlining both workflow and treatment plan management."

About Vital Images, Inc.
Vital Images, Inc., a Toshiba Medical Systems Group company, is a leading provider of diagnostic imaging and enterprise informatics solutions to help healthcare organizations deliver exceptional care while optimizing resources across multi-facility organizations. The company's solutions are scalable to meet the unique needs of hospitals and imaging centers and are accessible throughout the enterprise anytime, anywhere. For more information, visit

Vitrea is a trademark of Vital Images, Inc.Marks not owned by Vital Images, Inc. are the property of their respective holders.

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