Perhaps an eventual end to the workstations as PCs get better and better with graphics..also this technology is taking advantage of a virtual PACS server...virtual...the way of the future make possible by Intel chip technology...BD
Dramatic growth in study volumes and the number of CT and MRI images place todays radiology departments under extreme pressure. 3-D imaging can help facilitate more efficient viewing and handling of huge data sets. But the need for specialized 3-D workstations often requires cumbersome procedures that interfere with reading routines, hinder workflow, and disrupt the radiologists concentration.
Eliminating specialized 3-D workstations offers significant benefits in reduced reading time and streamlined workflow. It also eliminates data transmission and storage requirements associated with multiple workstation procedures.