Makes Diagnostic Quality Images available on the iPad and other Portable Devices*
November 7, 2011—Stamford, CT—Enabling radiology practices to claim their piece of the imaging cloud, KJAYA Medical debuts at RSNA 2011 iShareScan.com, a workstation-class image sharing solution available at no cost to imaging sites. iShareScan.com enables uploading of images to the KJAYA cloud for immediate access, viewing and manipulation in 2D, 3D, 4D or PET-CT fusion by authorized physicians and patients. The unique new free solution takes advantage of the same super-computing cloud technology as KJAYA’s full per-study-fee-based VoXcell® imaging suite.
Overcoming the traditional tradeoff between image quality and data transmission speed, KJAYA Medical's patent-pending innovations make cloud computing truly practical for the first time. Unlike competing solutions, KJAYA provides immediate access to images stored on the VoXcell cloud. Users no longer must wait for lengthy downloads or compromise the raw scan’s diagnostic quality. Moreover, image communication requires no advance set up between sites and can be quickly accomplished on-the-fly.
The unique power of VoXcell cloud results from its ability to process images with lightning fast speed — 100 times faster than a typical server—and then transmit them over the Internet rapidly and securely in full diagnostic quality on demand. KJAYA relies on gaming technology-based supercomputing that produces and streams Web-based Intelligent Visualizations® instantaneously. Because scans are not downloaded to the local PC, the technology also offers the highest level of patient privacy, while ensuring HIPAA and HITECH Act compliance. The result is secure access to interactive diagnostic quality images on-demand in real-time on any computer including the iPad, making it an ideal image sharing platform.
KJAYA’s technology benefits from the multiple graphic processing units (GPU) architecture of gaming technology, which handles large amounts of information simultaneously. As users manipulate scans on the local computer, instructions are sent from the user interface to the remote VoXcell servers, which are "thinking" machines adapted to handle the ever increasing volumes of medical data. The servers stream rich visualizations back to users. KJAYA’s proprietary patent-pending diagnostic transmission algorithms overcome the Internet's low bandwidth and high latency, ensuring that all visualizations arrive in diagnostic quality at ultra-fast speed.
By contrast, competing image sharing technologies use passive cloud servers focused on servicing file requests. Viewers wait long periods of time for scans to download and then must process them locally using comparatively slow performing standard PCs. Additionally, mobile devices such as the iPad cannot handle large images or perform 3D/4D reconstructions locally, significantly limiting their functionality for cloud-based image viewing.
“KJAYA Medical believes that radiologists, physicians and patients deserve a better diagnostic imaging technology experience than what is available today,” says Kovey Kovalan, KJAYA president and founder. “We also believe such technology advancement should come at cost savings to help imaging facilities cope with reduced healthcare reimbursements, and such an outcome is possible with our cloud supercomputing technology." KJAYA estimates that customers experience 30-40% cost savings using KJAYA's fee-per-study offering compared to maintaining conventional system costs for storage hardware, offsite archiving, workstation hardware and software licenses for 2D and 3D viewing, PACS/RIS software licenses and yearly maintenance fees, personnel overhead, and other hidden fees.
Using iShareScan.com, any imaging site can grant easy, convenient and free access to its images for collaboration, patient transfers and communication with referring physicians. Patients can also use the system to share their images with providers across the spectrum of care.
The value of iShareScan.com extends well beyond simple image sharing. Trauma transfer cases can be rapidly viewed in high resolution and users can share interactive 3D information with physicians and patients over the web. This information is particularly valuable in such cases as a trauma transfer for a patient with fractured bone visualized in clear 3D, an oncologist viewing intuitive 3D PET-CT fusion of a cancer, or on-demand 3D manipulation of a scan by a surgeon before or during surgery.
With iShareScan.com, uploaded studies will remain on the KJAYA cloud for up to 30 days without charge and can be stored longer for a nominal per-study fee. The application will enable easy and elegant image sharing and anytime, anywhere image availability. Facilities also can use the system to transfer studies from one PACS to another. KJAYA’s full VoXcell imaging suite includes complete RIS, PACS, image archiving and communications functionalities—plus a full range of advanced visualization tools—accessible through a standard web browser. VoXcell manages all imaging workflow throughout the enterprise, with a reasonable per-scan fee for images sent to the cloud.
A substantial investment recently received from Enterprise Ireland’s High Potential Start Up program will provide KJAYA with the funding to launch its ambitious expansion plans, including supporting the free iShareScan.com. To sign up for KJAYA’s free iShareScan.com, visit the KJAYA booth 2660 at RSNA or www.iShareScan.com.
* iPad and other portable devices use for diagnostic interpretation is pending FDA 510K clearance
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