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Veterinary Digital Medical Imaging for Greater Efficiency

Reading Time: 3 minutes Digital medical imaging is one of the many innovative benefits that veterinary medicine has gained from technology in recent times,…

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Published On September 6, 2022
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Digital medical imaging is one of the many innovative benefits that veterinary medicine has gained from technology in recent times, and it’s one dynamic area that is constantly improving and changing to enable veterinarians to give the best health care to pets and animals.

Diagnostic imaging has long been in veterinary medicine, but specialists were previously hindered in making adept diagnoses. It wasn’t until recent times that digital medical imaging came into veterinary medicine. Its inception has changed many things, and veterinarians are now more capable of producing excellent diagnoses and offering better treatment plans for pets.

Veterinarians and veterinary practice managers need to acquire the proper digital medical imaging to manage their practices better and enhance efficiency while eliminating arduous or monotonous tasks.

Investing in digital medical imaging systems for your veterinary practice provides benefits such as easy access to vets, more detailed and explicit images, room for second opinions, and faster results. There is a high possibility of increased workload, leading to an expanded bottom line.

Veterinarians can adopt many digital medical imaging tools or solutions to optimize greater efficiency, yield better productivity, and reduce burnout. The critical thing is to put money into the imaging solutions suitable for your practice.
Here are essential veterinary digital medical imaging solutions that could be advantageous to veterinary practices and promote greater efficiency.

Managing Images

A picture archiving and communication system (PACS) is a critical digital medical imaging solution that makes managing and viewing medical images, storage, and archival systems easier.

With Asteris Keystone PACS, veterinarians can conveniently and efficiently store, access, and transfer their DICOM and non-DICOM images of any modality and share them with multiple facilities, colleagues, referral partners, and clients for review and interpretation. The remote access provided by the Asteris Keystone system makes it easy to obtain or retrieve any reports, images, and files using any platform or device from anywhere and at any time.

Another great feature of Asteris Keystone PACS is that it can seamlessly connect to your diagnostic equipment, radiology information system, and even practice management software. It also has speech-to-text compatibility, predesigned report templates, and custom report template capability, making it easy and faster to create reports.

Cybersecurity (Data Safekeeping)

One of the many benefits of digital medical imaging is helping the veterinary world stay more connected and well organized, and this involves an enormous amount of data. Digital medical images are significant assets of any veterinary practice. Therefore, it is of the utmost importance to secure this data so no harm comes to it. Asteris Keystone Software Suite can provide all the security needed to keep your information safe.

It provides automatic archiving, encrypting, and storage on cloud-based servers, eliminating the worry or distress of manual image data backups. The cloud based system makes it easy to free up storage space, increase network transfer speeds, and quickly recover lost or damaged data. An added advantage of this is that there are no service contracts.

Collaboration

Another important digital medical imaging solution to improve veterinary practice efficiency is teleradiology. To eliminate over-interpretation or second guesses, it is always good to have a fresh pair of eyes go over the images and get second or even third opinions from specialists.

The Asteris Keystone tele-consultation workflow enables radiologists, specialists, and specialty/referral hospitals to expand their Keystone PACS solution to provide a full tele-consultation and reporting platform. This feature enables referring partners to easily send consultation requests to radiologists and specialists and give them a complete reporting platform.

Integration Systems

Effective communication between veterinarians and clients using digital means, can often keep owners more involved in their pets’ healthcare. Using integrative software that merges a large amount of information into a single platform can help boost productivity, provide better patient quality care, and save cost and time in veterinary practices.

Software like customized client management systems can handle tasks such as scheduling appointments, keeping an eye on clients’ information, storing pet patient medical history, setting reminders, testing, charting, doing blood work, etc. More extensive veterinary practices may be able to afford such integrative systems, but smaller ones with fewer resources find it more profitable to outsource these tasks.
Whichever option you find more suitable for your practice, there will be greater efficiency with this kind of technological homogenization.

Conclusion

Technological advancements in the healthcare industry such as digital medical imaging have provided better and faster ways to give the best care to pet patients and satisfaction to their owners. Taking advantage of all these digital imaging solutions will significantly benefit your veterinary practice, helping you achieve greater efficiency and profitability.
Here at Asteris, it’s our goal to help veterinarians make sound medical decisions with ease, clarity, and confidence by giving them the tools and insights that they need to optimize the way they work.
If you’re ready to stop feeling like there’s not enough time in your day, we can help you optimize your imaging processes and the way you work. Contact our specialists today to get started!

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