NilRead and NilShare Now the Most Comprehensive, Robust Enterprise–Class Imaging Tools.
November 29, 2013, Chicago–Claron Technology, a leading developer of software for advanced visualization and analysis of medical images, debuts at RSNA 2013 industry-leading enhancements for its enterprise-class NilShare and FDA-cleared diagnostic NilRead viewers.
New for both viewers is efficient DICOM file streaming supporting integration with multiple DICOM archives in a high efficiency cache-less configuration.
The data streams seamlessly from the remote PACS or VNA to Nil, presenting the user with the images as they are transferred.
Streaming provides a consistently fast and responsive user experience for on-the-fly image access.
Nil also introduces support for the recently approved RESTful DICOM web services (WADO-RS, QIDO-RS, and STOW-RS).
These services provide efficient protocols to connect unrelated hospitals’ medical systems utilizing the Web, and are expected to play a major role in cross-enterprise communications for the next several years.
With the ability to stream either from existing DICOM or through the new DICOM RESTful services, Nil viewers continue to expand connectivity options.
“Both NilRead and NilShare are increasingly being integrated with a variety of archiving systems within the healthcare enterprise,” says Claudio Gatti, Co-CEO for Claron.
“We set out to streamline this integration, while maintaining our commitment to providing an extremely user-responsive experience.
Eliminating the temporary archive used by competing vendors simplifies management of the configuration, minimizes hospital network traffic and guarantees that available data is always up-to-date.”
At RSNA 2013, Claron also introduces extensive plugin-free support for several video formats, including Mpeg4, AVI and Quicktime, which today are part of many EHR archives.
Nil also extends its non-DICOM support to include native raster formats, such as jpeg, png, tiff, bmp, PDF and others.
Further, it now also supports arbitrary binary objects within the record, including any Microsoft Office and audio file.
The original files are preserved in the Nil archive or can be obtained by companion archive systems through an API.
This latest release of Nil also supports more integrations with electronic medical record (EMR) systems, including Epic, for an image enabled patient record.
“Nil enterprise viewers are used to access the unified patient record,” says Reuven Soraya, Vice-President of Sales and Marketing for Claron.
“As data from more departments across the hospital becomes available in the patient record, a universal viewer must be able to visualize whatever it encounters.
Claron is committed to meeting this goal.
It is also committed to maintaining Nil’s leadership as the most comprehensive viewer on the market both in image and device compatibility.”
NilRead and NilShare can be integrated into any DICOM network and are available as turn-key solutions for hospitals, imaging groups or radiology practices.
Nil uses highly optimized client-server communication to remain responsive even over connections with limited bandwidth and high latency, such as cellular 3G.
NilShare was introduced in 2010 and was rapidly adopted by a number of U.S. modality and PACS vendors for integration into OEM products.
Claron has been aggressively extending the functionality of the Nil family of viewers to cover both enterprise and diagnostic viewing.
This year, NilRead has been cleared for diagnostic image review by both the FDA and Health Canada.
Claron is also seeking regulatory approvals in other regions.
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.