Overview

Continuous improvements in image acquisition capabilities are rapidly expanding your everyday clinical practice and providing new ways to improve patient care. As a result, a solution for managing the growing volume of images and making them available to you and your colleagues become as important as the diagnostic tools themselves.

AW Server 2 is your platform for an efficient and automated workflow, allowing you to better manage your time, equipment resources and costs while enhancing your team’s ability to collaborate and provide a diagnosis.

The AW Server 2 delivers 3D visualization throughout your enterprise including any remote reading location that is on your enterprise network. GE’s thin client technology converts virtually any PC1, MAC1 or RIS/PACSinto a high-end 3D post-processing station without the need for expensive dedicated graphics processors. This system fosters collaboration among physicians, facilitating integration of state-of-the-art 3D visualization and processing capabilities into your routine workflow. By giving you the ability to share your post-processed data and findings with your referring physicians, report turnaround is faster while patient data remains private and secure.3

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Hightlights

  • Provides Enterprise-wide multi-modality image processing across clinical care-areas.
  • Allows rapid diagnosis from virtually any PC1, MAC1 or PACS/RIS2 even over low bandwidth network.
  • Saves time by automating processing tasks in the background.4
  • Centralized architecture provides increased security for patient data.
  • Seamlessly integrates with existing PACS infrastructure.
  • Facilitates communications between multiple physical locations and departments

1. Subject to minimum specifications – see Client Specifications section for more details.
2. See Integration Manual for details on integration capabilities for PACS/RIS other than GE Centricity PACS systems.
3. Requires IPSec VPN connections to ensure secure transmission of patient data. 
4. Requires purchase of application licenses for automated background processing.  

Features

  • Access to 3D visualization for an unlimited number of clients (Mac or PC) on your enterprise network.
  • Unlimited access to core AW Volume Viewer software capabilities such as:
    • Sophisticated  MIP/MPR/CPR/3D rendering and analysis tools
    • 2D and 3D lesion measurements
    • Multi-volume comparison and merge capabilities
    • 4D visualization (cine, functional)
    • Auto-select feature for one-click and automatic segmentation of vessels, tumors and other structures 
    • 3D fly-through tools synchronized with reformats
    • PET/CT analysis including SUVs and triangulation
    • Dedicated MR review protocols
  • Advanced applications1 and workflows for a broad range of imaging modalities and clinical applications
  • DICOM interoperability for workflow management
  • Centralized security and enterprise IT capabilities management.
  • Smart compression for low bandwidth conditions.
  • Streamlined reporting workflow.
  • Worklist management desktop.
  • Integration with PACS/RIS2 for stand-alone workflow, PACS-driven workflow, and RIS-driven workflow.
  • Multiple tiers available for processing 8,000 to 30,000 concurrent images.

1. Requires purchase of application licenses for automated background processing.  

System Requirements

On the server side: The AW Server is a turnkey solution that includes off-the-shelf enterprise class server hardware to ensure optimal performance for AW applications.

On the client side: The streaming technology allows light Mac or PC configuration1 (2.2GHz, 1Gb).

Intended Use

AW Server is a medical software system that allows multiple users to remotely access AW applications from compatible computers on a network.

The system allows networking, selection, processing and filming of multimodality DICOM images.1

AW Server is not intended for diagnosis of mammography images.

For other images, trained physicians may use the images as a basis for diagnosis upon ensuring that monitor quality, ambient light conditions and image compression ratios are consistent with clinical application.

1. Requires IPSec VPN connections to ensure secure transmission of patient data.