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.