New Xcelera R3.2 helps save time and simplifies workflow, enabling better collaboration for patient care

Philips Healthcare has released Xcelera R3.2, its latest multimodality cardiology image management, analysis and reporting solution. Xcelera features enhanced connectivity with other hospital information systems and the patient’s electronic medical record. It also has a Tele-Cardiology feature available that allows for images and reports to be accessed remotely, and for hospitals to share information with affiliated clinics and other sites.

WHAT: Philips announces the availability of Xcelera R3.2, the latest release of its multimodality cardiology image management, analysis and reporting solution. Now shipping, Philips Xcelera R3.2 delivers vital patient information across the care continuum via enhanced connectivity with other hospital information systems and the patient’s electronic medical record.

WHY: Building on the successful Xcelera platform, Xcelera R3.2 continues to optimize clinician workflow by functioning as a single resource for patient cardiovascular imaging information and study management. It offers a highly-configurable, scalable and customizable solution that can grow to meet clinician needs.

Optional advanced quantification applications provide analytical assessment for ultrasound, cardiovascular X-ray, nuclear medicine, as well as clinical review of computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance (MR) and electrophysiology (EP) examinations. An optional interface enables the viewing of electrocardiograms from select systems via the Xcelera workspace. The system also performs the necessary functions for exam storage, allows for study review, and offers optional pediatric decision support and clinical reporting tools.

Xcelera’s available Tele-Cardiology features enable images and reports to be accessed remotely through a secure connection. Hospitals can share information with affiliated clinics or other sites in a larger enterprise and allow cardiologists to access relevant studies, as Xcelera delivers the ability to view full-fidelity images, perform quantification, utilizing the optional QLAB 8.1 plug ins, and create reports.

In addition, Xcelera R3.2 offers several new features that support and enhance clinical workflow:

  • Support for Enterprise Master Patient Index (eMPI) provides a patient-oriented perspective that can increase efficiency for the clinician, by allowing for a single view of patient records and all relevant cardiovascular studies from multiple institutions in one “virtual” patient folder. This eliminates the inefficiencies that can result if a patient has different medical record numbers assigned at each of those facilities.
  • New, customizable security features can be managed by Xcelera to restrict or grant access to users on an individual basis, including the ability to control user access to data at the institutional and enterprise levels.
  • A new DICOM measurement mapping tool improves interoperability with other vendors’ ultrasound systems that export DICOM structured reporting (SR), and enables users to access rich clinical ultrasound information in Xcelera.
  • Collaboration with TomTec Imaging Systems GmbH adds its ImageArena suite of advanced quantification plug-ins as available options, allowing assessments of 2D and Live 3D/4D imaging studies from most major ultrasound equipment providers.
  • Support for the new Philips QLAB 8.1 quantification software, which assists with analysis of image data acquired on Philips ultrasound systems, providing semi-automated and objective methods for quantifying ultrasound data.

“The Xcelera R3.2 is an even more robust solution, offering full interoperability with Philips’s X5-1 transducer for the iE33 xMATRIX Ultrasound system while maintaining the system’s reliability and responsiveness. Our facility experienced a seamless transition,” said Sherif B. Labib, M.D., Associate Professor in Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine and Director, Echocardiography Laboratory, Lahey Clinic.