Both ClearRead X-ray and ClearRead CT provide rapid installation based on a combination of use of DICOM standards, flexible and advanced routing capability, DICOM filtering tools that allow specific devices, patient population or exam types to be processed or rejected.
On site installation, once approved for deployment by hospital IT, entails setting up a virtual machine according to ClearRead specifications. Once ClearRead software is installed and deployed on the hospital network based on a VM or physical server, DICOM data is received and selectively processed, according to site established protocols and routed to the PACs archive. Image content can be routed directly from the acquisition device through a parallel push process or routed from the PACS to the ClearRead server.
ClearRead content is read on the institutions existing PACS review station where all standard PACS review station image manipulation tools are available for ClearRead content manipulation. Installation and configuration of ClearRead software typically take as little as four hours. The simplicity of the ClearRead installation on site is based on Riverain’s image normalization technology that eliminates the need for tuning to specific manufacturers or imaging protocols. Utilization of the existing PACS review station for image interpretation also greatly simplifies deployment at specific sites.
To maintain throughput, ClearRead incorporates highly efficient computational models based on state of the art low level math libraries. Advanced image normalization tools provide the capability to rapidly scale across different acquisition devices, on site or remote. Although high volume centers throughput is typically handled adequately by a single four core, intel processing unit based on a built in queuing and prioritization process, further scalability is easily achieved. For highly demanding throughput with high case volume, ClearRead has a built-in load balancing software capable of leveraging multiple virtual machines (VMs) as necessary. All routing, processing and delivery is automated to ensure ClearRead content is available to clinician without any reading delay.