What is eFilm Workstation 34 and why you should upgrade before June 2022
eFilm Workstation 34 is a desktop diagnostic workstation that allows you to view, manipulate, and manage medical images from various modalities, such as CT, MRI, ultrasound, and X-ray. It is a popular and widely used software product that has been in the market for over 20 years.
However, if you are still using eFilm Workstation 34 or any of its previous versions, you should be aware that it will be going end of support as of June 30, 2022. This means that after that date, you will not be able to receive any product updates, security patches, technical support, license keys, or software downloads from the vendor. This poses significant operational and security risks for your organization and your patients' data.
Therefore, we highly recommend that you move to identify and implement a replacement option for eFilm Workstation 34 at the earliest and have this replacement in place before the end of support date. There are many alternative solutions available in the market that offer similar or better features, performance, compatibility, and security than eFilm Workstation 34.
If you need more information or assistance on how to migrate from eFilm Workstation 34 to a new solution, please contact us at eFilm@us.ibm.com or (877) 741-5369. We are here to help you make a smooth transition and ensure that your medical imaging needs are met with the best possible service and quality.
In this article, we will briefly review some of the features and benefits of eFilm Workstation 34 and compare them with some of the alternative solutions that you can consider for your medical imaging needs.
eFilm Workstation 34 is a DICOM-compliant software that allows you to view and manipulate images from various modalities and formats, such as JPEG, TIFF, BMP, and PNG. You can also perform measurements, annotations, image processing, and 3D rendering on the images. You can export the images to various formats, such as PDF, AVI, or DICOM CD/DVD. You can also print the images to paper or film using Windows drivers or DICOM printers.
eFilm Workstation 34 also supports DICOM networking functions, such as query/retrieve, send/receive, verification, and storage commitment. You can connect to multiple DICOM devices and PACS servers using eFilm Workstation 34 as a DICOM SCU or SCP. You can also configure eFilm Workstation 34 to automatically receive images from specific devices or servers.
Some of the alternative solutions that you can consider for replacing eFilm Workstation 34 are:
Horos: Horos is a free and open source DICOM viewer for Mac OS X that offers similar features as eFilm Workstation 34. You can view and manipulate images from various modalities and formats, perform measurements and annotations, export and print images, and connect to DICOM devices and PACS servers. Horos also supports advanced features such as MPR, MIP, volume rendering, PET-CT fusion, and ROI analysis.
OsiriX MD: OsiriX MD is a commercial version of OsiriX, a popular DICOM viewer for Mac OS X that is based on the same code base as Horos. OsiriX MD offers more features and functionalities than Horos, such as FDA clearance, CE marking, encryption, audit trail, anonymization, plugins, and technical support. OsiriX MD is compatible with all DICOM modalities and formats and supports all the features of Horos plus more.
RadiAnt: RadiAnt is a fast and user-friendly DICOM viewer for Windows that allows you to view and manipulate images from various modalities and formats. You can also perform measurements and annotations, export and print images, and connect to DICOM devices and PACS servers. RadiAnt supports advanced features such as MPR, MIP, volume rendering, PET-CT fusion, 3D cursor, and VR headset.
MicroDicom: MicroDicom is a free DICOM viewer for Windows that offers basic features such as viewing and manipulating images from various modalities and formats, performing measurements and annotations, exporting and printing images, and connecting to DICOM devices and PACS servers. MicroDicom also supports some advanced features such as MPR, MIP, volume rendering, PET-CT fusion, and anonymization.
These are just some of the examples of alternative solutions that you can consider for replacing eFilm Workstation 34. There are many other options available in the market that may suit your specific needs and preferences better. The important thing is to start planning your migration strategy as soon as possible and avoid the risks of using an unsupported software product after June 30, 2022. 061ffe29dd