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Wacom Interactive Pen Displays Showcase Increased Efficiency and Productivity at RSNA 2010

Intuitive Pen-on-screen Workflow Enhances Collaboration within Diagnostics and Treatment; Demonstrations Available at Booth 7704

VANCOUVER, Wash. – Nov. 15, 2010 – An increasing number of healthcare facilities have begun to adopt electronic practices that help to improve access to images and information. Wacom® enhances this modern approach through the intuitive pen-on-screen workflow of its interactive pen displays, allowing professionals to create and interact with data more effectively, accurately and precisely.

At RSNA 2010, being held Nov. 28 - Dec. 3 at Chicago’s McCormick Place, Wacom will showcase these capabilities through the direct and fully digital workflow of its interactive pen displays, including the first HD display ideal for medical professionals, the DTU-2231. Demonstrations of the technology will be available at Wacom’s booth #7704 (North Building–Hall B).

“Wacom interactive pen displays bring any facility one step closer to achieving complete electronic collaboration that streamlines workflows and reduces opportunity for error,” explains Alan Orth, business development manager, Healthcare at Wacom Technology. “Additionally, the natural ability for professionals to draw, contour and annotate directly on screen allows clinical services to precisely interpret results in real-time, saving time and cost.”

Optimizing precision and productivity for treatment and procedure planning, the DTU-2231 allows radiologists and other medical professionals to draw directly on images, defining volumes, highlighting points of interest and making handwritten comments. Wacom interactive pen displays seamlessly integrate with- and enhance many of - the features offered through industry software solutions such as MedInformatix, Prowess, PACSGEAR and more. They are currently used throughout the medical industry by high-profile customers such as the Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) Image-guided Radiation Therapy program, which utilizes Wacom’s interactive pen displays in conjunction with Varian Medical Systems' Eclipse software, to deliver accurate contoured images, delineating target volumes for radiation therapy.

"The pen-on-screen experience delivers a natural, accurate workflow, and the process of radiation target volume definition is much faster using the pen," says Dr. Martin Fuss, professor, Department of Radiation Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University. “The pen's intuitive use delivers more control than a traditional mouse.”

 

Wacom also offers a complete line of pen displays, including more compact and convenient 16” and 17” models, ideal for electronic medical recordkeeping. Tier one healthcare organizations such as Washington Imaging, Lennox Hill of New York and San Diego’s Sharp HealthCare employ Wacom interactive pen displays for hospital-patient administrative tasks and report measurable savings and improved accuracy and efficiency across the facility.

For further information about Wacom interactive pen display technology, recently awarded RT Image’s MVP Award, Wacom’s industry partners and events at RSNA, please visit http://www.wacom.com/industries/medical.php.

About Wacom

Founded in 1983, Wacom®'s vision to bring people and technology closer together through natural interface technologies has made it the world's leading manufacturer of digital human interface solutions. Wacom revolutionized the nature of digital input when it introduced its family of interactive pen displays, allowing users to work with a pressure-sensitive pen directly on screen. Today, thousands of medical professionals count on Wacom interactive pen displays to deliver superior control and productivity to their workflow. Visit www.wacom.com for more information.