Foresight Imaging Introduces TIMS Fluoro-TRACE

(New York, NY – November 18, 2009) Foresight Imaging introduces TIMS Fluoro-TRACE™, a system for providing live, interactive, road-mapping in high resolution for interventional radiology, angiography, and vascular surgery applications, at the VEITHsymposium™ in New York.  TIMS Fluoro-TRACE allows the physician to electronically draw or telestrate during live fluoro on the touch-screen monitor with a stylus.  This telestration can then be used as a road-map to guide a catheter or perform an intervention during live, un-subtracted fluoro.  In addition to road-mapping, TIMS Fluoro-TRACE is ideal for training and mentoring.  With the live annotations, a trainee can confidently position devices as marked by the instructor.  Further, all road-mapping and annotations can be saved with the study in DICOM format so that a record of the procedure can be sent to any PACS system.

“Dr. Herman and I worked with Foresight Imaging to help implement this electronic road-mapping technique, and we have been using TIMS Fluoro-TRACE with procedures for several months.  TIMS Fluoro-TRACE saves us time with each and every procedure.  It allows us to road-map with precision.  The electronic telestrating has no parallax, allowing us to view the road-map from any angle on the high resolution monitor.  And these annotations are perfect for training and confirmation with our residents,” said Dr. Jacob Cynamon, interventional radiologist at Montefiore Medical Center in New York.

“We are excited about TIMS Fluoro-TRACE and its interactive road-mapping.  It also includes all of the capabilities of the field-proven TIMS DICOM System for PACS connectivity.  With this, physicians can send their road-mapping studies to PACS, record to CD/DVD/USB/network, print, or export them to AVI or JPG to integrate in reports and presentations,” said Tony Molinari, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, at Foresight Imaging.

About the TIMS DICOM System

Hospitals and imaging clinics around the world need to convert their non-DICOM medical modalities to DICOM.  Upgrading or replacing these modalities is too expensive, often costing hundreds of thousands of dollars.  Replacing all of the non-DICOM devices for PACS connectivity purposes is simply not cost-effective.  The solution is the TIMS DICOM System.  TIMS converts any non-DICOM medical modality to DICOM.  The resulting digital study can be sent to PACS, recorded to CD/DVD/USB/network, and printed to film or paper.  TIMS is available for a small fraction of the cost of a modality upgrade.  Yes, TIMS can convert ANY medical modality to DICOM.  This includes ultrasound, fluoroscopy, endoscopy, motion X-ray, angiography, nuclear medicine, MR, CT, and much more.  TIMS captures both static images and streaming video at 30 frames per second, 15 frames per second, or at virtually any frame rate desired.  TIMS even converts to DICOM the JPG, BMP, and AVI images generated in pathology, dermatology, and ophthalmology applications.

About Foresight Imaging

Foresight Imaging is a world leader in the design of high accuracy, high performance video streamers, frame grabbers, and PACS connectivity hardware and software for the medical imaging market.  For further information,visit  www.tims.com or email info@tims.com.

Auto-SYNC, IDEA, AccuStream, AccuStream Express, TIMS Fluoro-TRACE, and the PACS Connectivity Solution are trademarks of Foresight Imaging, LLC.  Foresight Imaging and TIMS DICOM are registered trademarks of Foresight Imaging, LLC.  All other products and brand names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.  All specifications are subject to change.

About VEITHsymposium:  Now in its fourth decade, VEITHsymposium provides vascular surgeons, interventional radiologists, interventional cardiologists and other vascular specialists with a unique and exciting format to learn the most current information about what is new and important in the treatment of vascular disease.  The 5-day event features over 400 rapid-fire presentations in 44 sessions to be delivered by world-renowned vascular specialists with emphasis on the latest advances, changing concepts in diagnosis and management, pressing controversies and new techniques.  Press registration details can be found at www.VEITHpress.org.  Telephone interviews can be arranged by contacting Pauline T. Mayer at 631-979-3780.  VEITHsymposium is sponsored by Cleveland Clinic (Cleveland, OH).

Press Contact

Tony Molinari, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Co-Founder
Tel: 978-458-4624 x223
Email: tmolinari@tims.com