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American College of Radiology (ACR) Selects Claron Nil Zero-Footprint Viewer for Web-Based Imaging Applications



Cites Breadth of Functionality, Ease of Use and Advanced Features.

November 29, 2013, Chicago–The American College of Radiology (ACR) has selected Claron’s NilRead zero-footprint diagnostic viewer for the communication of images and related data to support several new research and educational programs.

Newly FDA-cleared Claron NilRead enables ultra-fast viewing of a full range of DICOM and non-DICOM modalities in diagnostic quality with no software download or detrimental impact on performance.

“We were impressed with Nil because of its versatility and ease of use,” says Mike Tilkin, CIO of the ACR.

Mr. Tilkin notes that the ACR will use Nil to provide remote access to images for several new projects including teaching files for participants in some of its continuing medical education (CME) courses and in support of some of ACR’s clinical research activities.

The Nil system has been integrated into several of the ACR’s workflow systems, allowing authorized users of those systems to access streamed data via web browsers and other remote devices.

Nil offers a broad range of image manipulation tools and such advanced visualization features as thin/thick slabs, MIP, volume rendering, PET/CT fusion, and more.

Images are reformatted immediately thanks to powerful server-side processing.

Other advanced Nil features include customizable hanging protocols, prior-current comparison and extensive measurements.

Nil also supports the full XDS IHE profile, including comprehensive HL7 CDA documents.

“We have a growing need to provide web-based access to images, and we anticipate using Nil as one of the remote access options for several new activities,” says Mr. Tilkin.

“It offers many of the advanced features offered in a traditional local PACS viewer with the benefits of web-based image access.”

Commenting on Claron’s participation in the ACR’s efforts, Reuven Soraya, VP of Sales and Marketing for Claron, says, “We are extremely proud to have been selected to provide our technology to one of the pre-eminent associations in the radiology field and to help further their educational and research goals.

With so many remote users across multiple organizations and locations, our work with the ACR provides an excellent opportunity to showcase Nil’s most advanced features.

We look forward to a long and successful relationship with ACR, including ACR’s vision for Imaging 3.0.”

The Nil family of zero-footprint viewers includes NilRead for diagnostic viewing and NilShare for non-diagnostic use.

About Claron Technology, Inc.

Claron is dedicated to the application of image processing, image sharing and image distribution in medicine.

It has extensive experience in developing systems that help clinicians identify anatomy and tissues of interest, visualize and analyze them, and securely distribute them on a variety of different platforms from desktop to smartphones.

Claron helps healthcare providers deliver more value to their patients by making physicians more efficient and connected.

About the American College of Radiology

The American College of Radiology (ACR), founded in 1924, is one of the largest and most influential medical associations in the United States.

The ACR devotes its resources to making imaging and radiation therapy safe, effective and accessible to those who need it.

Its 36,000 members include radiologists, radiation oncologists, medical physicists, interventional radiologists and nuclear medicine physicians.


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