Vital Images, Inc. Unveils Universal Viewer

Top Quote VitreaView® to Provide a Single Source for Viewing Imaging Data from Multiple Sources. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) September 27, 2014 - Japan - Vital Images, Inc., a Toshiba Medical Systems Group Company, today unveils VitreaView®, a universal viewer that provides uniform access to patient imaging. VitreaView is accessed through the Electronic Medical Record (EMR), Electronic Health Record (EHR) and through zero footprint viewers.

    "VitreaView has seen great success in other regions globally, helping clinicians and healthcare administrators improve workflow and support communication between clinicians, referring physicians and patients," said Dr. Ravi Shrestha, General Manager, Asia Pacific at Vital Images, Inc. "Providing access to images - both DICOM and non-DICOM - from anywhere helps complete the patient's medical record and enables the care team to see the whole health history before making informed clinical decisions. VitreaView has played an important role in making this information available throughout the healthcare enterprise, at multiple points of clinical care delivery, mirroring the current clinical workflow."

    "It really came down to efficiency and time," said Ronald Fuschillo Jr., Englewood Hospital and Medical Center Vice President and CIO. As an industry, healthcare has "put a lot of technology in front of physicians that hasn't necessarily provided a positive experience," he said. "VitreaView is the first piece of technology that we've deployed that they're excited about and are very interested in using. A cardiologist stood up during our selection process and stated, 'For the first time, I can see an entire continuum of care for the patient centered around the patient.'"

    VitreaView provides healthcare professionals with a centralized view of a patient history, which means image data and reports can be received from multiple disparate databases and then viewed through one universal viewer. This directly addresses physicians' need for increased access to imaging data, standardization and improved collaboration capabilities.

    With VitreaView, users can view both DICOM and non-DICOM images, review multi-modality data, access 2D/MPR and essential 3D view tools as well as perform comparative reviews and allow for historical search of relevant data.

    VitreaView is designed for flexible deployment leveraging industry standards. It is scalable, fault tolerant, and can be fully virtualized. VitreaView's software-only platform is a secure, zero download, zero footprint, browser and operating system-independent solution.

    About Vital Images, Inc.
    Vital Images, Inc., a Toshiba Medical Systems Group Company, is a leading provider of health imaging informatics solutions, including advanced visualization, enterprise image viewing solutions and business intelligence technology, designed to help healthcare organizations deliver exceptional care while optimizing resources across multi-facility organizations. The company's solutions are scalable to meet the unique needs of hospitals and imaging centers and are accessible throughout the enterprise anytime and anywhere. For more information, visit or join the conversation on Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.

    About Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
    Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation is a leading worldwide provider of medical diagnostic imaging systems and comprehensive medical solutions, such as CT, X-ray and vascular, ultrasound, nuclear medicine, and MRI systems, as well as information systems for medical institutions. Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation has been providing medical products for over 80 years. Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Toshiba. Visit Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation's web site at

    About Toshiba
    Toshiba Corporation, a Fortune 500 company, channels world-class capabilities in advanced electronic and electrical product and systems into five strategic business domains: Energy & Infrastructure, Community Solutions, Healthcare Systems & Services, Electronic Devices & Components, and Lifestyles Products & Services. Guided by the principles of The Basic Commitment of the Toshiba Group, "Committed to People, Committed to the Future", Toshiba promotes global operations towards securing "Growth Through Creativity and Innovation", and is contributing to the achievement of a world in which people everywhere live in safe, secure and comfortable society lives.

    Founded in Tokyo in 1875, today's Toshiba is at the heart of a global network of over 590 consolidated companies employing over 200,000 people worldwide, with annual sales surpassing 6.5 trillion yen (US$63 billion).

    To find out more about Toshiba, visit

    VitreaView is a trademark of Vital Images.

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