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Bayer's Radimetrics™ Enterprise Platform merges and mobilizes patient dose histories and current exam details, bringing analysis and quality solutions to the point of care and enterprise-wide.

Radimetrics™ Enterprise Platform: Dose Management Solution

Radimetrics™ Enterprise Platform: Insight in Imaging

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Informatics for Patient-centered Care, Compliance, and Efficiency

Choose your focus. Select your options. Empower your organization.

Users choose from 2 dose options which are available individually and in combination:

  • Radiation dose management option; and/or
  • Contrast Dose Management™ option*

A Web-based, vendor-neutral platform, Radimetrics™ Enterprise Platform integrates with the existing imaging workflow.

*Requires Medrad® Stellant® Injection System with Certegra® Workstation.

Confidence and Efficiency Throughout the Patient Workflow

Rapid data access, DRL alerts, patient-centered protocoling.

Get ready access to patient-dose history and quality tools at every phase of the workflow. From ordering studies through analysis and reporting of completed exams, the platform supports appropriateness, patient-centered protocoling, and compliance at multiple levels, such as:

  • Referring physicians can assess cumulative and projected patient radiation dose when ordering exams
  • Radiologists can protocol based on patient-dose profiles, trigger dose reference level (DRL) alerts, and auto-populate dose reporting into EMR/RIS
  • Technologists can individually optimize contrast protocols, and recall up to 250 programmed radiologist preferences with Certegra® P3T® 2.0 software and the Medrad® Stellant® CT Injection System
  • Support the ALARA principle while actively managing compliance to regulatory and accreditation standards

Data-Driven Insights for Continuous Improvement Across the Enterprise

Customize dashboards, analyze KPIs, benchmark performance.

Administrators, radiologists, and physicists can interact with and share personalized dashboards to conduct clinical and operational analysis on-demand. Users can view data in preferred-dose metrics at individually scheduled intervals for the benefit of:

  • Establishing DRLs based on historical data
  • Identifying patients and exams that have exceeded DRLs
  • Conducting root-cause investigations for out-of-range occurrences, repeat injections, and atypical events
  • Demonstrating performance against internal and external benchmarks, including ACR DIR
  • Monitoring utilization of equipment and productivity
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Radiation Dose Management: Overview

The Radiation Dose Management Option: Radimetrics™ Enterprise Platform

The radiation dose data you need; the analytics you want—from multiple modalities across the enterprise.

Empower your enterprise with data and tools for managing radiation dose, while benefiting from actionable analytics and compliance support. The Radimetrics™ Enterprise Platform radiation dose-management option is available individually and in combination with the Contrast Dose Management™ option.*

The radiation dose management option tracks and flexibly reports cumulative patient-radiation data for CT, x-ray, mammography, and interventional imaging.

FLEXIBLE ANALYTICS, COMPLIANCE-DRIVEN FEATURES

From Multiple Modalities Across the Enterprise

Empower your enterprise with data and tools for managing radiation dose while benefiting from actionable analytics and compliance support. The Radimetrics™ Enterprise Platform radiation dose management option is available standalone and in combination with the Contrast Dose Management™ option*.

The radiation dose option tracks and flexibly reports cumulative patient radiation data for CT, x-ray, mammography, and interventional imaging.

Capturing and Connecting Data

Our vendor-neutral solution has a flexible interface for capturing and transmitting data throughout the enterprise.

Cumulative Dose Tracking

The Radimetrics™ Enterprise Platform Patient Scorecard generates a meaningful and easily understood view of the cumulative patient dose as a standalone or part of a detailed medical record.

Interactive Dosimetry

The tools incorporate advanced simulation, allowing users to perform “what if” scenarios with an interactive and intuitive interface.

Protocol Management

The platform assists you in maintaining a revision-controlled repository for protocol management across the enterprise.

Intelligent Reporting

Intuitive analytics allow users to build, share, and schedule customized dashboards.

Productivity & Utilization

The platform provides dynamic monitoring of the utilization of equipment and productivity.

Benchmarking

Flexible analytics allows dose data to be compared with external benchmarks, including QuiRCC, NCRP, and ACR.

Alerting

A comprehensive alerting system to communicate when exam and patient dose exceeds customized Dose Reference Levels.

*Requires Medrad® Stellant® Injection System with Certegra® Workstation.

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Data, Dose Tracking and Dosimetry
CAPTURING AND CONNECTING DATA

Our vendor-neutral solution has a flexible interface for capturing and transmitting data throughout the enterprise:

  • Capture data with a direct connection to the PACS and/or the modality
  • Support IHE compliance using integrated HL7 and DICOM standards
  • Maximize dose information available with capture from RDSRs (Radiation Dose Structured Reports), MPPS, and OCR of the dose screen capture image for CT devices
  • Migrate historical data from PACS to build patient history and dose data for setting meaningful Dose Reference Levels (DRLs)
  • Integrate with speech recognition to automate dose reporting and support regulatory compliance
  • Support simplified integration with ACR/DIR
  • Integrate with EPIC, RIS, EMR
CUMULATIVE DOSE TRACKING

The Radimetrics™ Enterprise Platform Patient Scorecard generates a meaningful and easily understood view of the cumulative patient dose as a stand-alone or part of a detailed medical record.

  • Track ICRP 103 Effective Dose, ICRP 60 Effective Dose, equivalent dose to organ, and DLP
  • Customize display of patient cumulative dose record
  • Review a detailed examination history and dosimetry details across imaging modalities
  • Empower referring and protocoling physicians with dose details and exam histories, to make more informed point-of-care decisions
  • View summary of a patient’s system alerts based on exceeded cumulative and exam thresholds

Patient Scorecard: Review patient history with cumulative dose exposure across modalities.

*In compliance with HIPAA regulations, patient information listed on the ‘GUI’s’ are fictitious examples only, and do not contain any actual patient data.

INTERACTIVE DOSIMETRY

The tools incorporate advanced simulation allowing users to perform “what if” scenarios with an interactive and intuitive interface.

  • Simulate parameters to evaluate the balance between protocol parameters and estimated dose to the patient
  • View ICRP 103 and ICRP 60 effective dose with weighted equivalent dose to organ
  • Visualize scanning technique, patient positioning, and scanner tube current modulation
  • Visualize the impact to dose as technical parameters like scan length, tube voltage and pitch are adjusted
  • Simulate the technical parameters of the master protocol to compare actual examination dose to the expected outcome
  • Educate technologists about the impact of scanning technique on patient dose and simulate protocol parameters before implementing clinically

Simulate First: Assess predicted exposure impact of simulated exam parameters and scanning technique before implementing changes in clinical practice

*In compliance with HIPAA regulations, patient information listed on the ‘GUI’s’ are fictitious examples only and do not contain any actual patient data.

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Protocol Management
PROTOCOL MANAGEMENT

The platform assists you in maintaining a revision-controlled repository for protocol management across the enterprise.

  • Access a cross-modality, web-based repository for master protocols with built-in revision tracking
  • Build a repository of master protocols that include technical factors, general information (including billing codes and patient positioning), contrast details, and images with landmarks
  • Import technical factors from device export to expedite development
  • Support multiple CT devices in a single protocol
  • Set multiple Dose Reference Levels (DRLs) per protocol using preferred dose metrics
  • Use mapping feature to associate examinations with master protocols and enable cross-enterprise analysis
  • Receive alerts when a DRL is breached, a new protocol is approved, or to advise users of a scheduled review

*In compliance with HIPAA regulations, patient information listed on the ‘GUI’s’ are fictitious examples only and do not contain any actual patient data.

Analytics & Simulation Tools: Manage online repository of revision-tracked protocols across modalities

*In compliance with HIPAA regulations, patient information listed on the ‘GUI’s’ are fictitious examples only, and do not contain any actual patient data.

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Reporting & Benchmarking
INTELLIGENT REPORTING

Intuitive analytics allow users to build, share and schedule customized dashboards.

  • Create and view flexible dashboard components including pie charts, scatterplots, and bar graphs
  • Drill down through interactive components from enterprise-level dose to exam details
  • Use flexible filters to evaluate dose by variables, including: institution, specialty, staff, equipment, and protocol
  • Analyze data for specific patient populations using filters for age, gender, weight, BMI, and diameter
  • View dose performance in preferred metrics (ICRP 103 and 60, CTDI, DLP, SSDE)
  • Export data for further analysis
  • Share and schedule dashboard reports for yourself and other users at prescribed time

*In compliance with HIPAA regulations, patient information listed on the ‘GUI’s’ are fictitious examples only, and do not contain any actual patient data.

Reporting Tools: Drill down, visualize, and target dose by facilities, equipment, and protocols.

*In compliance with HIPAA regulations, patient information listed on the ‘GUI’s’ are fictitious examples only, and do not contain any actual patient data.

BENCHMARKING

Flexible analytics allows dose data to be compared with external benchmarks, including QuiRCC, NCRP, and ACR.

  • Demonstrate measured improvements against internal and external benchmarks using customizable analytics
  • Set dose-reference levels to trigger alerts for exams exceeding benchmarks
  • Leverage tools to continually improve against ALARA principles
  • Have confidence in partnering with Bayer, a certified ACR DIR software partner

Data Selection Options: Compare exam dose to similarly performed protocols and against set dose reference levels or benchmarks.

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Productivity, Utilization and Alerting
PRODUCTIVITY & ULTILIZATION

The platform provides dynamic monitoring of the utilization of equipment and productivity.

  • Review near real-time reporting of enterprise utilization with automated data collection
  • Monitor actual study and acquisition activity of each modality
  • Compare productivity and utilization of equipment and other resources
  • Analyze patterns in equipment down-time in order to maximize efficiency and resource utilization
Alerting

A comprehensive alerting system to communicate when exam and patient dose exceeds customized dose reference levels.

  • Set customized patient cumulative and protocol-specific dose reference levels (DRLs)
  • Efficiently monitor quality of patient care with automated alerting for patients and exams exceeding thresholds
  • Monitor scanning technique utilizing alerts for acquisitions acquired outside the scout
  • Support cross-enterprise communication for protocol management committees via alerts for approved protocols and scheduled reviews
  • Run dashboard reports to efficiently identify and investigate exams that exceed established DRLs
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Contrast Dose Management™ Solution

The Contrast Dose Management™ Option*: Radimetrics™ Enterprise Platform

Clinical and Operational Insight for Continuous Improvement

Ease the demands of patient-centered care with tools to:

  • Automate contrast documentation
  • Optimize contrast protocols with Certegra® P3T® software
  • Uncover actionable clinical and operational insights

The Radimetrics™ Enterprise Platform Contrast Dose Management™ option* is available individually, and in combination with the radiation dose management option.

Workflow Connections for Quality and Analytics

The platform makes contrast-dose connections through the Medrad® Stellant® CT Injection System with Certegra® Workstation. Contrast-injection records are:

  • Collected and shared across interfaced IT systems
  • Accessible to meet the analytics needs of customers ranging in size from single-independent to major multinetwork institutions.

Patient-Centric Workflow Eliminates the Guesswork

  • Select patient directly from the modality work list through a single technologist interface
  • Instantly tie appropriate contrast delivery directly to each patient

Protocol Manager Facilitates Appropriate Patient Dose, Every Time

  • Save/recall up to 250 protocols, and create presets based on radiologist preferences
  • Opt to personalize patient protocols with Certegra® P3T® software

Point-of-Care Data Entry Automates Direct Documentation

  • Autopopulate the accession number, study description, and more, directly from RIS
  • Capture vital injection details, including contrast brand and concentration, saline, catheter gauge, injection site, lot number, expiration date, and technologist IDs

Interfacing Options Allow Accelerated Report Turnaround

  • Autopopulate patient, injection, and study information into interfaced RIS and Radiology Speech Reporting Systems, to eliminate dictation and speed report turnaround time
  • Interface to display updated contrast-injection records, alongside associated PACS image sets, for reading-room visibility into any adjustments made to the protocol prescribed

Flexible, Actionable Analytics Customize Reporting

  • Ease resource-intensive documentation requirements for compliance and internal audits
  • Trend-aggregated data by patient group, equipment, suite, or institution to:
    • - Graph procedures at which repeat injections, extravasations, and other atypical events occur, and conduct root-cause analysis
    • - Identify and understand source of waste, to facilitate reductions over time
  • Conduct retrospective evaluations of the interplay between contrast-protocol variables among patient groups

VirtualCare® Remote Support Maximizes Uptime and Optimizes Performance

  • Diagnose problems remotely, to accelerate recovery plans and keep you up and running
  • Arrive with parts in hand, to complete needed hardware repairs

Click here to learn more about VirtualCare®.

*Requires Medrad® Stellant® Injection System with Certegra® Workstation

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Featured Videos

Salem Community Hospital (3:35 mins)

Learn how Salem Community Hospital is leveraging the Radimetrics™ Enterprise Platform including the Certegra® Workstation, Certegra® P3T® 2.0, and Certegra® PACS Outbound Interface to enhance quality and efficiency in radiology.

Reference: 1. Radiology Dose Monitoring Solutions 2014, Perception Study April 2014, KLAS.

*Requires Medrad® Stellant® Injection System with Certegra® Workstation