Archive 2012

Three Palm Software Reaches 400 Installs Milestone

Los Gatos, 26 November, 2012

Three Palm Software today announced that sales of its mammography software products have surpassed 400 licenses over the last four years, with 100 licenses added to the total in the last 8 months. This includes many sites enjoying the rich features within WorkstationOne for reviewing tomosynthesis studies.

WorkstationOne includes all standard mammography tools such as screening and diagnostic workflows with user-selectable hanging protocol sequences, and it also provides advanced tools such as systematic masking and multi-view cross-correlation. At the enterprise level, WorkstationOne bundles bi-directional integration capabilities for PACS, RIS and reporting systems.

WorkstationOne is sold world-wide by Three Palm Software’s partners.


Three Palm Software and Planmed Oy Announce Partnership

Los Gatos, CA – November 19, 2012

Three Palm Software and Planmed Oy today announced that they have signed a partnership agreement, in which Planmed will offer Three Palm Software’s WorkstationOne™ as part of its digital mammography portfolio.

WorkstationOne is a full-featured breast imaging workstation, with an emphasis on efficient reviewing workflow and expert viewing methodologies such as Tabar’s systematic viewing masks. WorkstationOne supports IHE mammography image profile and the display of CAD markers as well as GSPS graphic annotation. WorkstationOne is a software product that can be installed on an off-the-shelf general purpose computer with one or two gray-scale high resolution monitors and one color monitor. The gray-scale high resolution monitors have to be FDA cleared to be used in the US.

Planmed’s digital mammography system, Nuance™ Excel, is approved by the FDA for marketing in the US. The system has also CE, Health Canada, SFDA, KFDA, PAL, REG and other major product approvals. The Planmed Nuance Excel FFDM System combines fast examination time, low radiation dose, and outstanding image quality. The system includes Planmed’s proprietary MaxView Breast Positioning System for enhanced tissue visibility, and Side Access patient positioning for optimal working ergonomics.

Patrick Heffernan, CEO of Three Palm Software comments “Planmed’s strength in digital mammography, particularly in specific regions of the world, provides opportunities to deliver WorkstationOne to a larger customer base. We are pleased to partner with Planmed as they expand into new markets.”

“We are impressed with the depth of functionality of the WorkstationOne product, and believe that it will provide a strong companion to our Nuance digital mammography systems”, said Vesa Mattila, Vice President of Planmed. “This partnership will allow us to offer a state of the art digital mammography viewing station to our customers worldwide.”


Ikonopedia Paired with Three Palm Software’s WorkstationOne

Dallas, Texas – September 7, 2012

Ikonopedia, LLC announced today the successful integration of its interpretation and reporting user interface for Breast Imaging with WorkstationOne TM from Three Palm Software. The two products will be demonstrated separately and in concert at this fall’s Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meeting in Chicago during the last week in November.

Ikonopedia is an image-based breast study interpretation and reporting tool designed to interface with multiple Radiology PACS and Information Systems. Selecting an Ikonopedia image icon inserts a structured language description of the lesion and its location into the report. An embedded real-time reference created and maintained by Drs. Tabár, Stavros, and Vendrell (Ikonopedia’s Founders) is available whenever the Radiologist might want to seek further knowledge for accurate diagnosis.

Presently, productivity for Mammography and other Breast Imaging has been compromised by inefficient point and click menu-driven report generation products or by expensive, staff-intensive workarounds. The creators of Ikonopedia believe that it will significantly increase Radiologist productivity while simultaneously standardizing the description of findings.

Michael Vendrell, MD who is Co-Founder and President of Ikonopedia has said, “We use real de-identified patient images to illustrate quintessential findings so that lesions can be identified and chosen based upon what they actually look like – rather than what they might be called.” At key decision points the user also has fingertip access to variations about the quintessential, as well as to brief teaching presentations illustrating and describing how the experts “make the call”.

Patrick Heffernan, Ph.D. who is CEO/CTO of Three Palm Software, said, “Three Palm Software is delighted to combine the cutting edge capabilities of our WorkstationOne with the Ikonopedia user interface. Together they provide the ideal seamless solution for maximizing breast study interpretation productivity and accuracy at minimal cost.”

Both products can be seen at the RSNA meeting in Chicago in late November at the Ikonopedia Booth #2537 or the Three Palm Software Booth #8610.


Three Palm Software Granted Tomosynthesis Patent

Los Gatos, 25 June, 2012

Three Palm Software, a leading global supplier of mammography visualization and computer-aided diagnosis software, announced today that that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has granted Three Palm Software a new patent, US Patent 8,184,890. The new patent, which provides a method and system using computer-aided detection (CAD) algorithms to aid diagnosis and visualization of tomosynthesis mammography data, establishes the advanced technology which has been used to build the company’s leading diagnostic workstation for digital mammography and other modalities. This continues Three Palm Software’s leadership of medical imaging software development in the mammography domain.

The latest releases of WorkstationOne, a multi-modality breast imaging workstation, include rich features for tomosynthesis display. All existing (more than three hundred) customized hanging protocols are fully available to tomosynthesis studies, enabling radiologists to read such images as efficiently and as thoroughly as they can read 2D mammography exams. Additionally, the user interface for tomosynthesis images allows manual scrolling and automatic cine through the 3D stack (which can be slab rendered), marking-up on any slice, and navigation within the 3D volume aided by rendered animations with the current slice highlighted and synchronized with a slider tool.

Tomosynthesis on WorkstationOne

Screen Capture of a Tomosynthesis Mammography Study on WorkstationOne

WorkstationOne includes all standard mammography tools such as screening and diagnostic workflows with user-selectable hanging protocol sequences, and it also provides advanced tools such as systematic masking and multi-view cross-correlation. At the enterprise level, WorkstationOne bundles bi-directional integration capabilities for PACS, RIS and reporting systems.

WorkstationOne is sold world-wide by Three Palm Software’s partners.


Three Palm Software Reaches 300 Installs Milestone

Los Gatos, 7 March, 2012.

Three Palm Software today announced that sales of its mammography software products have surpassed 300 licenses over the last three years.

The most recent release of WorkstationOne, a multi-modality breast imaging workstation, includes rich features for tomosynthesis display. All existing hanging protocols (around 300) are fully available to tomosynthesis studies, enabling radiologists to read such images as efficiently and as thoroughly as they read 2D mammography exams.

WorkstationOne includes all standard mammography tools such as screening and diagnostic workflows with user-selectable hanging protocol sequences, and it also provides advanced tools such as systematic masking and multi-view cross-correlation. At the enterprise level, WorkstationOne bundles bi-directional integration capabilities for PACS, RIS and reporting systems.

WorkstationOne is sold world-wide by Three Palm Software’s partners.