On the last evening of RSNA 2008, Dr. Russell Low was ambling its outer boundaries and encountered
VoXcell. He was very impressed with a demonstration in which VoXcell® rapidly retrieved huge
data sets over an Internet connection that also provided advanced 3D manipulation.
Back at Sharp, Dr. Low’s fundamental and most frustrating problems were exemplified by the long lagtimes
inherent in retrieving studies such as a 971-image MR study, using a cable modem connection
and pre-existing diagnostic viewing, which took no less than 8 minutes. Dr. Low had experimented
extensively using various compression settings but retrieval times had remained totally unsatisfactory.
Time constraints provided impractical barriers to radiologists and referring physicians accessing
diagnostic studies remotely, on-demand.
In Dr. Low’s mind, VoXcell® presented itself as an opportunity to improve patient care by providing any
physician with a web access to diagnostic quality views of medical scans.