The Valley Hospital Upgrades Medical Display QA Software

07/02/2012, Wilmington, DE, USA -The Valley Hospital, the not-for-profit patient care center and a part of Valley Health System, is upgrading their installation of DICOM calibration software PerfectLum by QUBYX to the new version 3.0. PerfectLum 3.0 Suite medical monitor QA application includes quality assurance features, such as AAPM TG18 quality assurance tests, that are crucial for maintaining diagnostic displays quality within the requirements of the standard.

The Valley Hospital has been using version 2 of PerfectLum since 2009 to perform DICOM calibration of monitors, utilized for diagnostics and reviewing of medical images. Now that medical monitor quality assurance features have been added to the software, the upgrade will allow The Valley Health practitioners to perform acceptance and constancy tests to the key medical standard in the US – American Association of Physicists in Medicine Task Group 18.

“For the last several years, our radiology group has been pleased to use PerfectLum exclusively for DICOM calibration of our home workstation consumer-grade monitors, optimizing their performance in high volume primary interpretation of CT/MRI scans as well as plain radiographs,” says Dr. Elliot J. Lerner, Neuroradiology & Imaging Informatics specialist at The Valley Hospital. “The PerfectLum software has been steadily updated, and calibration with the new version 3 is even more powerful and fast, with consistent DDC-CI support of even legacy monitor panels, as well as robust but easily understood DICOM conformance reports.  The developer has been incredibly responsive to feedback and additional feature requests.”

The Valley Hospital has been recognised as a high quality healthcare provider, earning such awards as the Gold Seal of Approval from The Joint Commission. By upgrading PerfectLum software, The Valley Hospital seeks to sustain the quality of diagnosis for its patients on the same high level. With PerfectLum 3.0 Suite medical monitor quality assurance features Diagnostic Imaging Department practitioners can be confident that performance of the monitors they utilize conforms to the most demanding industry standards, and thus ensures most accurate diagnoses.

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About The Valley Hospital

The Valley Hospital is a fully accredited, acute care, not-for-profit hospital serving more than 440,000 people in 32 towns in Bergen County and adjoining communities. The hospital’s mission is to deliver high-quality, cost-efficient healthcare through the efforts of its greatest asset—the more than 800 physicians, 3,000 employees and 3,700 volunteers who constitute The Valley Hospital. The Valley Hospital is part of Valley Health System that also includes Valley Home Care and Valley Health Medical Group. The Valley Hospital is affiliated with the NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System. Read more about The Valley Hospital at Valley Health System Website.