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28-02-2022

RVC Clinical assistant new imaging solution for Ophthalmology in the Laurentius hospital

The Laurentius hospital chose RVC Medical IT as new PACS supplier for the Ophthalmology department. This is an important step in the continuation of the digitization of care processes within the Ophthalmology department.

The Laurentius hospital was looking for a replacement for their current imaging solution that is end of life. In the selection process, several imaging solutions were compared. Pien Koopmans, project leader at the Laurentius hospital, explains: “We especially wanted an imaging solution that is already widely used within Dutch hospitals and that is more reliable than the system we currently have. Furthermore, it is very important to us that all of our current systems can connect to RVC Clinical Assistant.”

Diana Cals, ophthalmologist at the Laurentius hospital, agrees: “Yes, that’s correct! In addition, we find it very important that all images and data are shown in one single viewer. In our current imaging system, this is not possible. This is important for example for Fluorescence AngioGraphics (FAG) and medical photography. My specialty is eyelids. It is very nice if the pictures can be shown in the same viewer.”

Digitization

In addition to RVC Clinical Assistant, RVC also delivers the RVC-DICOM camera. This is a mobile device, where a photo can be taken quickly and can be viewed immediately in RVC Clinical Assistant. As a result, doctors no longer have to upload photos into the computer with a USB-stick and manually add them to the imaging system. The RVC-software sends a worklist to the camera with patient details. The camera ensures that these images are immediately visible in the Ophthalmic PACS. You can then combine these imagines with other ophthalmic images of the patient that are already present, such as FAG and/or OCT images.

Diana: “Several colleagues have already worked with RVC Clinical Assistant in other hospitals. It is a professional system, which is also widely used in ophthalmology departments.”

Kick-off

Diana: “We prefer to start as soon as possible. It is important that we discuss everything in advance, so that we are well prepared for the implementation. It is good to know all scenarios upfront, prepare manuals and then implement RVC Clinical Assistant. The plan is that we can switch from our current imaging solution to RVC Clinical Assistant in one go, which is of course also an advantage. Of course we have to wait and see for everything to get off with a good start, but it all sounds very promising.”