Image management of the future

High performance PACS • Universal VIEWER • LIVE endoscopy • 64-bit 2D/3D WORKSTATION • OP planning • iOS/Android APP • VCS Cloud

Software for veterinary image management

Medical imaging is a key component of veterinary examination. Image and video documentation, digital X-rays, ultrasound, endoscopy and cross-section procedures such as CT and MRI have become indispensable elements of everyday practice. So it is only right that your expectations about appropriate image management software are high. In easyIMAGE, you have found the right software solution. It is powerful, extraordinarily versatile and easy to use. And it was developed exclusively for vets with the help of a specialist team of subject experts.

The concept behind easyIMAGE is simple: easyIMAGE is designed to be the ideal image record for all of an animal’s images, videos and image sequences. The software solution also includes an intelligent client and animal management system, optimal integration with all medical imaging devices as well as comprehensive functions related to image viewing and image analysis. In addition, it is available on all platforms regardless of the manufacturer, meets all key medical standards, and can be used for communications with clients and colleagues – all in a single software solution. The concept is as simple as its name: easyIMAGE. For over 15 years, it has been a successful pioneer for veterinary image management, and is used in over 3,000 practices, clinics and universities around the world.

Switch to the image management platform of the future with easyIMAGE Professional, our PACS for all veterinary practices, or with easyIMAGE Enterprise, our high-performance PACS for specialists, clinics and universities. Use our universal viewer for your daily work with images, videos, X-ray images and ultrasound sequences. Work with our high-end SD/HD/FullHD video stations to display your endoscopic examinations. Analyse your CT and MRI image sequences with our 64-bit 2D/3D workstation, and plan your surgical operations with our surgery planning tools whenever and wherever you like, whether that’s in the practice or in the cloud. easyIMAGE can be purchased or rented as a stand-alone version, combined with your practice management software or integrated perfectly into easyVET.

Highlights

The most important highlight in easyIMAGE is – everything! Every image, every video, and every image sequence. Every camera, every digital X-ray system and every ultrasound device. Every endoscope and every video signal. Every computer tomography machine, every magnetic resonance imaging machine and every scintigraphy machine. Every annotation, every measurement and every surgical template. Every projection, every reconstruction and every rendering. Every platform, every standard and every computer, tablet and smartphone. And every user, client and colleague who works with easyIMAGE. Because everything we develop is for them – and for you. Easy as ever.

One software solution for everything

Manage clients and patients; drag-and-drop images into the image record; capture video footage during arthroscopic surgery; create DICOM analysis requests in the treatment room; document microscope examinations in the laboratory; analyse and send X-ray images for a pre-purchase examination on the go; measure a dog’s echocardiograms; film an extended trot-up with a windows tablet; reconstruct, render and visualise CT image sequences; plan a TPLO on the monitor; send images to clients and colleagues: you can do everything with a single software solution – easyIMAGE.

One software solution for every image, video, image sequence and DICOM file
One software solution for every camera, endoscope, and DICOM modality
One software solution for every user

Electronic image record

easyIMAGE was developed exclusively for veterinary medicine, which means that it is the ideal solution for clients and animals. Animal-specific data such as the name, species, breed, date of birth, sex, weight, and identification are recorded once and then stored according to a uniform standard (DICOM WG-25). At the same time, an image record is compiled. This record can be accessed from anywhere, and can be used to store all X-ray images, ultrasound images, endoscopy and CT/MRI image sequences along with all of the other images and videos that you use to document your treatments and examinations. You can also send client and animal data straight to the imaging device with just one click so that you never have to redundantly re-enter information.

Developed by specialists exclusively for veterinary medicine
Ideal for clients and animals (DICOM WG-25)
Perfectly compatible with all devices (DICOM worklist/store)

A multimedia jack of all trades

easyIMAGE is much more than just a viewer. easyIMAGE can display any image or video data simultaneously and with full versatility – so alongside a live arthroscopy, you can view the associated X-ray images, your surgery plan, or the CT reconstruction. easyIMAGE can keep track of everything you do – so you can go back to any previous view or setting at any time. easyIMAGE can store any view or examination layout as a snapshot – so you and your colleagues can call up important images, views, video- and 3D-positions again at any time, in exactly the same way. easyIMAGE can also function in split-screen mode – so you can enter your findings into our examination forms directly into the images. And easyIMAGE can find everything – so you don’t have to carry out complicated searches each time you want to locate all knee images or elbow arthroscopies.

Powerful universal viewer for any image data
Smart snapshot tool for capturing key stills
Split-screen function for simultaneous observation and analysis

Live endoscopy

Simply connect your endoscopy system using easyIMAGE and experience live image display, video recording and editing in unrivalled quality. easyIMAGE displays video signals from any video source live in the patient’s image record. The software solution can process analogue S-VHS standard signals as well as digital FullHD premium signals. You can display up to four signals simultaneously on up to four monitors. You can take advantage of the live endoscopy features in the treatment room, in the operating theatre, anywhere within your network, or online via video screening. And everything can be displayed in outstanding quality and edited later in an integrated editing studio.

Live video feed of any video signal and video source
Videos can be recorded in SD, HD and FullHD quality
Integrated video editing studio for any format

64-bit for CT and MRI

We have integrated extraordinarily powerful 64-bit image processing capabilities with multithreading technology into easyIMAGE for your CT and MRI image sequences. This allows you to process image sequences of any size with an almost limitless image volume. Everything takes place in real time and without delays: multi-plane reconstruction (orthographic, oblique and curved), maximum-intensity projection (2D and 3D MIP), minimum-intensity projection (2D and 3D MinIP), segmentation (ROI), volume rendering, surface rendering and virtual endoscopy. All of these functions are astonishingly easy to use thanks to our convenient 3D mouse mode. If you’ve always wanted to know what a mouse can really do with your image sequences, then you have to try out easyIMAGE!

64-bit image processing capabilities with multithreading technology
MPR, 2D/3D MIP/MinIP, renderings and virtual endoscopy
Convenient 3D mouse mode with instant plane and volume zoom

Simply measure and plan

easyIMAGE provides every measurement and calculation you need: distances, angles, radii, diameters, surface areas, circumferences/perimeters and volumes. In X-ray images it calculates the Norberg angle, the distraction index, and heart size using the vertebral heart score method as well as TTA, TPLO and MMP. And for ultrasound images, easyIMAGE can calculate distances, times, intervals, Teichholz and Simpson for a complete cardiological examination with 2D or M mode. All measurements are stored in independent layers and can be transferred to the integrated examination forms with just a click. And if you want to plan surgical interventions in your X-ray images or CT image sequences, we recommend our convenient surgery planning software that includes over 2,000 templates from all leading providers.

Measuring, analysing and planning in 2D and 3D
Specialised radiological and cardiological measurement functions
Surgery planning software with over 2,000 templates

Manage your images from anywhere

With easyIMAGE, you can access images, videos and image sequences from anywhere – on any computer, tablet or smartphone. Our powerful HTML5 version works in all browsers and is also available as an app. With just a few clicks or taps, you can enter your patient’s image record and view all the X-ray images, ultrasound sequences and MRI image sequences in their original quality. And of course, clients, colleagues and specialists can do the same. Simply share the patients’ image records using our encrypted easyIMAGE link. If you do not want to share the images, you can simply export them, burn them to optical media (e.g. CDs, DVDs) or send them by email.

Images, videos, image sequences and DICOM for everyone
Secure access through an encrypted easyIMAGE link
iOS/Android app for tablets and smartphones

Unbeatable power package

Experience perfectly integrated image management by using easyIMAGE together with our practice management software easyVET, available in three unique versions:

  • easyVET Standard, the power package with complete image management for all non-medical (non-DICOM) image and video formats used throughout the computer, tablet and smartphone world.
  • easyVET Professional, the power package with integrated PACS for X-ray images, ultrasound images (DICOM single-image formats) and video footage in SD standard quality.
  • easyVET Enterprise, the most powerful package of all with integrated high-performance PACS for popular image, video, image sequence and DICOM formats with video recording in HD and FullHD premium quality, rapid 2D/3D 64-bit image processing for CT and MRI image sequences and web-based live streaming.
Click here to find out more about easyVET.

Practice and image management in a single software solution
Three easyVET power versions for popular areas of application
Unified user interface for all users

AREAS OF APPLICATION

easyIMAGE can be applied in a versatile number of ways in every small animal practice, every outpatient equine practice, every clinic, every referral centre and every orthopaedic specialist practice as well as in all areas of cardiology, radiology, surgery, dermatology, ophthalmology, oncology and telemedicine. Use easyIMAGE for your image and video documentation, your digital X-ray images, to record your endoscopy and ultrasound examinations, to analyse your CT and MRI image sequences and for surgery planning. easyIMAGE helps practitioners, specialists, colleagues and clients alike.

Standard image formats

easyIMAGE includes comprehensive image and video management for all important standard image, camera and video formats, such as JPG, PNG, BMP, PDF, MPG, AVI and MP4. Use your cameras, tablets and smartphones to store images and videos of your examinations and treatments in easyIMAGE. Use your camera to capture footage of a flexion test or a trot-up, or to photograph skin disorders, injuries or surgical interventions. Afterwards, connect your camera to easyIMAGE and transfer the images to the image record by dragging and dropping them. If you are using a tablet with Windows, the integrated cameras will work from the image record itself so that you can capture images and videos and save them with just a single tap.

Digital X-rays (CR/DX)

Do you use phosphor storage screens or detectors for your X-ray images? Then easyIMAGE is the perfect software solution for you. You can create X-ray images and then forward client and animal data along with the regions to be X-rayed, either one-by-one or as a package – all right in the animal’s image record, making the X-ray process a one-click job. What’s more, when the X-ray images are completed on the device, they are transferred to the image record automatically. From there, you can retrieve images, compare them to current or older images, carry out measurements, document your analyses or plan your surgical operations. You can forward all X-ray images directly from easyIMAGE to clients, colleagues or expert reviewers without needing to use additional software, and the recipient can then view these images in their browser or in our app.

Ultrasound (US)

easyIMAGE and ultrasound: a perfect combination. easyIMAGE recognises all generations of devices and stores images and sequences from commonly used devices. As with everything else in easyIMAGE, you can create your analysis requests and add accompanying client and animal data right in the image record. This means you can be certain that all images will automatically be available in the image record after the examination. And then you can get to work: with our special measurement functions for 2D or M mode images (pulse, left/right atrium, aorta, systolic time intervals, left/right ventricle, Teichholz, Simpson) you can analyse the heart as a whole, automatically carry out all calculations (LAs/AOd, PEP/LVET, LA/AO, FS, EF, EDVI, ESVI, Cornell Index) and transfer the results to our cardiological examination form.

Endoscopy (ES)

easyIMAGE is an indispensable tool when it comes to endoscopy because of our innovative approach: recording stills and videos right in the image record. As early as 15 years ago, we connected analogue endoscopies in VHS and S-VHS quality to easyIMAGE. Nowadays, we display images in a variety of digital FullHD units live in the image record. Regardless of which endoscopic procedure you use – laryngoscopy, bronchoscopy, gastroscopy, rhinoscopy or arthroscopy – easyIMAGE is the top choice for displaying, recording and editing images. To make sure your hands remain free when carrying out examinations and operations, you can control the image recording comfortably using our footswitch.

Computer tomography (CT)

easyIMAGE is setting the standard for CT scans. easyIMAGE supports every CT scan with 64-bit image processing and multithreading technology and works instantaneously. The number of slices that can be displayed, reconstructed and rendered using easyIMAGE is limited only by the available working and graphics memory. This makes creating reconstructions, projections, segmentations and 3D renderings as well as the virtual endoscopy process a pleasure. You can freeze at any point you want for each snapshot and simply continue from the same point later on. Comprehensive measurements and annotations are available for all individual images, reconstructed levels and volumes. You can permanently store these in corresponding layers.

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

It doesn’t matter whether you are examining a horse standing upright or a small animal, – easyIMAGE can be used for all MRI examinations. Simply connect your MRI to easyIMAGE via DICOM communication and everything will work perfectly: creating analysis requests, carrying out examinations and bringing scans into the image record. For analysis, easyIMAGE automatically synchronises the scans of the individual levels and visualises the connected sectional plane levels using appropriate cross-sectional lines. Using the 3D cursor, you can obtain a fully synchronised visualisation of interesting areas across all levels using simple mouse movements. It goes without saying that all reconstruction, rendering, measurement, annotation and snapshot functions also work with MRI images.

Optimal functions for
easy image management



Experience

What our customers and partners are saying

Victoria Johnson and Julien Labruyere, VetCT, Cambridge
“VetZ provide a solution for Veterinary practice management and diagnostic imaging, including a state of the art DICOM image viewer and PACS. The diagnostic imaging features of their software are excellent and amongst the best in the veterinary market. Our collaboration with VetZ has allowed us to create a unique integrated telemedicine service for the benefit of VetZ users.

With only a few mouse clicks within the VetZ interface, an entire case can be seamlessly referred to one of our Diploma-holding specialists for their advice. Radiographic reports are quickly provided within a matter of hours to enable vets to more effectively manage their cases and improve clinical outcome. Our detailed reports with labelled images and treatment recommendations are returned directly into the VetZ interface for easy access.

This new integrated service is intended to support vets dealing with challenging cases by enabling easy access to specialist advice, save time in the busy clinic environment and advance patient care. We are very excited to see the launch of this combined service!”
Dr. Andreas Kasa, Dr. Kasa Small Animal Hospital, Lörrach
“We have been using a digital X-ray system, in combination with easyIMAGE, for many years. This has made it possible for us to perform measurements for TPLOs, TTAs and other orthopaedic operations for a long time.

With the new easyIMAGE operation planning module, we now have an ingenious add-on module which allows us to carry out even complex operation planning directly on the monitor, including a true-to-scale depiction of implants. Before now, we were only able to print out X-rays in original size, trim them to size and then use the appropriate implant templates to determine the optimum implant size. As this was so complex, the correct fracture planning was unfortunately often neglected.

With the new surgery module, however, it is so fast that every fracture or corrective osteotomy can be planned, measured and monitored simply and precisely. I recommend that anyone who operates regularly should use the calibration tool (25 mm metal ball with gooseneck), which is available as an option. easyIMAGE recognises this metal ball automatically, so that the bone size shown on the monitor corresponds very accurately with the original. Overall, an extremely useful addition for all easyIMAGE users.”
Dr. Tim Steinberg, member of the hospital management and specialist horse veterinarian, Animal Hospital Lüsche, Bakum
“We have been working with easyIMAGE for more than 15 years. The system allows us to match all of our diagnostic and therapeutic imaging procedures (e.g. ultrasound, X-ray, MRI, scintigraphy and digital photos and videos) to the right horse and to edit them.

For us, other important features include the quick retrieval of all images and data for owner presentations and the ability to send these all around the world – with easyIMAGE, this is quick, easy and reliable.”
Dr Maren Hellige, University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Foundation
“All information in just a click!

easyVET is a patient management system that fulfils all requirements. In particular, the integrated DICOM viewer “easyIMAGE” provides all the capabilities needed to view images, including multi-plane reconstructions of CT scans and 3D reconstructions that portray anatomical structures in a way that the animals’ owners can understand. Using the viewer is child’s play thanks to a user-friendly symbol menu. Adding image material, such as images produced by the referring vet, takes nothing more than a few clicks. Imaging-based screening files can be sent via email or saved to a data storage device very quickly.

All information including stall plans, appointment calendars, costs, medications and telephone numbers of small-animal practices are just a click away – allowing you to work effectively in your day-to-day clinical practice.”

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