Planar, SPECT and Whole Body Software
Interview™XP is a nuclear medical image evaluation workstation supporting the quantitative and 2D-3D presentation of time dependent, organ specific radio-pharmaceutical spatial distribution followed by the in-vivo bio-chemical processes. The system runs under MS Windows XP, Vista (32/64 bit), and Windows 7 (32/64bit) platforms, by well-known Windows based user-friendly interface. The high resolution true-colour display allows multiformat image presentation in excellent quality.
Main functions of the system are possible to access by pull-down menu structure (Fig.1.). Optionally, the most often used clinical procedures are available by “so called” quick access bar i.e. “Study Info Bar” (it is possible to activate/hide by the Option Menu item /Fig.3./) (Fig.2.).
The “Highly Automated Evaluations Procedures” are grouped by organs and acquisition modes (2D/3D, i.e. Planar /Fig.4./ or SPECT /Fig.5./). The evaluation tools of each procedure are organised by clinical tasks to be divided into logical steps. Each step corresponds to a page of a workbook, where the user may navigate among the steps in order to make the necessary modifications/corrections (Fig.6).
The program leads the user along the logical steps with the necessary intervention.
Most of the default values of the evaluation procedures are user definable (filters, corrections, reconstruction mode, parameters, orientation, blowing up, palette, etc. /Fig.7./).
Different reconstruction methods (FBP, iterative) are available for SPECT studies in the system (Fig.8.). They can be configured according to the clinical requirements. These reconstruction methods are fundamental elements of the organ specific clinical procedures. Additional configuration tools are also available for the user in order to create own dedicated procedure variants (see Fig.7.).
Reconstructed images can be co-registered with CT images and displayed with flexibly configurable color palettes.
Reports are formatted by applying user-definable templates allowing arbitrary combinations of picture and text in a simple informative way. These are complying with the recommendations of working group Standardized Documentation of the German Nuclear Medicine Society (DGNM). The software package supports data exchange with any nuclear medicine workstation using the industry standard DICOM protocol and Interfile.