MagView Comparison

MagView compared with RIS/EHR modules

, MagView Vs. RIS

, MagView Vs. RIS

About MagViewWe have focused on the needs of breast centers and mammography departments since 1992, when the first version of MagView was developed for the American College of Radiology, with input from the ACR BI-RADS™ Committee.

, MagView Vs. RIS

Make The Right Choice

For many groups, making the right choice requires balancing the advantages of a single information system with the breast center attuned features, flexibility, and workflows of a dedicated mammography information system (MIS).

, MagView Vs. RIS

Compliance and Beyond

MagView is more than just an MQSA-compliant tracking system; we provide multiple reports for accreditation to several organizations, along with in-depth statistics and data mining for your imaging center.

Questions to Ask Your RIS/EHR Vendor

  • Patient Tracking
  • Structured Resulting
  • Statistics, Research & Data
  • Letters
  • Pathology
  • History

Patient Tracking

























































Does your RIS/EHR Mammo Module offer… Benefit to Your Practice…
Automatic results extraction? Even if you report in an outside system (such as PowerScribe), you can save countless hours of manual data entry and tracking with following up on annual, short interval, and immediate callback studies.
Entry and tracking of multiple findings/assessments per exam or even per side? Prevents patients and less-severe lesions from falling through the cracks and reduces risk of litigation.
Discrete finding data entered at the time of resulting by the radiologist? Reduces redundant data entry and risk of error when clinical support staff manually enters assessment code later.
Interactive worklists of non-compliant patients? Gives on-demand access to see the “trouble” patients who need to be dealt with to prevent patients from falling through cracks. Improves staff efficiency rather than spending time flipping through paper logs/reports, trying to identify patients.
Audtied, central screen to document all attempts to recall patients? Site is required by federal law to document all attempts to recall patients for their recommended imaging. All entries should be audited for additional legal security.
Ability to link breast ultrasound and mammogram exams to result as a single exam and track overall finding? Improves accuracy of radiologist statistics by avoiding interstitial “0” assessments, and reduces confusion to referring clinicians and patients.
Tracking whether patients have returned for their recommended imaging/procedure? Generates reminders to only the non-compliant patients, and allows staff to easily identify patients who need to return.
Incorporation of risk statement based on your facility’s high-risk threshold? Informs primary physicians and patients of their elevated risk, which may prompt a further recommendation of genetic counseling.
Automated inclusion of state required breast tissue density notification? Prevents non-compliance with local legislation. Informs and educates patients about tissue density, the potential risks, and their options for return visits.
Automatically track tissue density for patients who have been seen previously? Cuts down on time to create the finding report, and offers the radiologist a default option for selecting an ambiguous density.
Non-standard recall options, recommendations, and intervals? Radiologists have the flexibility to select a 3-month follow-up date for a BI-RADS 3 assessment, for example. Can also calculate months to return screening visit automatically. Allows for case-specific recalls instead of the one-size-fits-all approach.
Full spectrum extraction capability of finding reports dictated in PowerScribe or another VR system? Prevents loss of data between systems, and prevents doubling time to manually add finding and tracking information in two different systems.

Structured Resulting



















































Does your RIS/EHR mammo module offer… Benefit to your practice…
One‐click negatives for screening and diagnostic exams? Speeds the interpretation process and reduces radiologist computer interaction by automatically inserting film comparisons, tissue density, views obtained, patient history, contralateral negatives, and other important text.
100% BI-RADS compliant structured results, with automatic error checking? Helps sites adhere to national standards of care and lexicon developed by the ACR. Generates clear, concise, complete results.
Guardians that check structured results for common mistakes prior to singing? Reduces corrections and amendments to finalized results due to common omissions such as: missing sides; missing assessment codes; missing follow-up recommendations, etc.
Automatic selection of patient lay result letters based on the assessment code entered at the time the exam was resulted? Reduces redundant data entry and errors caused by staff having to manually select letters.
Ability for radiologist to edit the text of any patient letter per exam on the fly? Radiologist can preview and add text to each letter that is sent to the patient, without affecting other letter templates.
Structured results for any type of breast exam performed at your facility? Has context aware templates for mammography, tomosynthesis, breast ultrasound, breast MR, Ductography, DXA, interventional biopsies, localizations, and excisions.
Automatic insertion of any text or paragraph based on any data point in the system? Inserts added text for dense breasts or high‐risk patients, in support of a high-risk screening program and offer more guidance to your referring clinicians.
Technique statements automatically included in your report which state tomosynthesis and c-view were used? Cuts down significantly on reporting time by automatically inserting technique text, including tomosynthesis and c-view.
Automatic inclusion of a custom statement for patients who meet a certain high-risk threshold? Many high-risk programs want to inform the referring physicians of the patient’s risk score and recommend genetic counseling. Takes the guesswork out of identifying the patients and communicating to their physician.
New location specification within the breast for a new finding, such as nipple or chest wall? Creates a more specific and accurate report, cutting down on confusion between readers and exams, and aids in diagnosis and treatment.

Statistics, Research & Data













































Does your RIS/EHR mammo module offer… Benefit to your practice…
Calculation of all statistics required for your annual medical outcome audits inspection in a single report? Reduces time it takes to cobble together statistics from multiple reports or calculate by hand, and allows you to keep staff on the floor performing exams instead of running reports.
Outcomes statistics that go beyond the bare minimum of MQSA and meet the national standard of care? The national standard of care for mammography exceeds the stats required by MQSA; collecting anything less puts your practice at risk. In particular, the Performance Benchmarks for Screening Mammography outlined by the National Cancer Institute Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium represents benchmarks all facilities should use to measure themselves.
Outcomes statistics incorporating “The More Complete Mammography Audit” recommended in the BIRADS Atlas? Provides important information regarding mammographic performance of your facility, and meaningful measures to improve the quality of reading at your facility.
Data fields and reporting to support NCBC’s 31 quality measures for breast centers? The National Consortium of Breast Centers defines 31 quality measures that all breast centers “should be collecting.”
Capture and reporting of all data required to participate in ACR national databases and accreditation programs? The ACR offers several programs that require a higher level of data capture, that allow you to gain benefits of ACR membership, such as: ACR Breast Imaging Center of Excellence, ACR National Mammography Database NMD, and ACR ultrasound/stereotactic biopsy accreditation.
Distinction between BI-RADS 0 for old films vs. additional imaging vs. technical repeat? Improves the accuracy of your outcome statistics by not penalizing radiologists for problems in obtaining prior films or due to suboptimal imaging.
Ability to query and build custom reports on any data point you capture? Lets you see the data you want to see. Satisfies existing benchmark reports for your organization and expands your research capabilities.
List of instances of architectural distortion on screening that were normal on further work up but the patient eventually developed cancer in that same breast? Allows readers and residents to review prior exams to look for ways to improve CDR, adjust recall rates, and confirm previous assessments on all cases. Multiple learning and tools are available for both training and review.
Report that shows patients who were called back from screening and came back within three months with a diagnosis of cancer? Greater depth of data in identifying trends in your patient population and radiologist practice. Improves the level of outreach and follow-up on high-risk patients.











































Does your RIS/EHR mammo module offer… Benefit to your practice…
Automatic generation of all letters to patients? Saves staff time so they don’t have to manually select each letter from a RIS log or manually trigger each letter to print.
Unlimited letters and support for unlimited languages? Allows more specific instructions to the patient and in their preferred language to offer a higher level of care.
Permanent storage of every letter sent to the patient in the electronic health record? Reduces risk to your practice with a true auditable copy of every letter exactly as it was sent, including the date it was sent and the address, even if the address has changed.
Automatic generation of up to three annual reminders or overdue recall notices? Saves staff time without having to manually request letters, or manually identify patients who have not yet returned for their recommended imaging.”
Automatic generation of appointment reminder letters? Improve no show rates and increase patient retention rates. Customizable to support any appointment type, regardless of modality.
Ability to insert any text into patient letters based on any data point in the system? Improves patient care and communication, and also increases staff efficiency by automatically inserting paragraphs of text based on clinically relevant data.
Separate letterheads and lettersets for each facility in your system? Allows each facility to have their own letterhead and customize their own letter text, instead of requiring all facilities to share the same text.
Automated inclusion of state required breast tissue density notification? Prevents non-compliance with local legislation. Informs and educates patients about tissue density, the potential risks, and their options for return visits.






































Does your RIS/EHR mammo module offer… Benefit to your practice…
Correlation of each pathology result to imaging that requested that pathology? Required for proper calculation of positive biopsy statistics for biopsy recommended (FP2/PPV2) and biopsy done (FP3/PPV3), and also helps you track which imaging findings have not had their recommended tissue diagnosis.
Entry of multiple histologies/pathology codes from a single pathology procedure/report? Results in more complete outcomes statistics, and gives you a true snapshot of the number and type of cancers diagnosed.
Reports to find all patients who are missing their pathology? Ensures staff is fully compliant with MQSA and FDA federal requirements.
Entry of any and all outside pathology? More complete medical outcomes.
Surgical pathology entry for all surgeries and excisions? Generates QA outcomes vs. your positive core biopsies and review atypia cases upgraded at surgery.
CAP protocol compliant pathology? Allows you to participate in NAPBC and measure a higher level of pathology outcome data for tumor board, research or other accreditation.
Entry of multiple core pathology records per recommendation or finding? Improves statistics and allows proper tracking of pathology even in “non-typical” scenarios.































Does your RIS/EHR mammo module offer… Benefit to your practice…
Pre-populated paper history forms with previous responses? Speeds up patient check‐in.
Electronically capture patient history? Gives technologists and radiologists quick access to relevant patient history, and supports a paperless workflow.
Tailored history collection screens to capture any data point? Gives you access to the clinical history that is important to your practice.
Automatic risk assessment calculation based on history entered? Includes risk scores, or any paragraph based on the score, in the referring clinician and patient letters.
Guardians that prevent technologists from saving incomplete exam information? Prevents incomplete radiologist results, reduce delays at interpretation, and improves technologist efficiency.

Does your RIS Module Offer This Functionality?

Mammography is a radiology modality like none other. Breast centers operate with different needs and more federal regulations than other modalities. Most RIS-based mammography modules are not designed with mammography in mind, and can double the work effort or take many more clicks to perform the same tasks when compared to MagView.

These add-ons available in MagView, and typically lacking in a RIS module, can increase efficiency and reduce costs to the point where your mammography information system purchase pays for itself.

Risk Assessment Module

Calculates risk for Gail, BRCAPRO, Tyrer-Cuzick, B-RST and other models based on electronic history.

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Patient Navigation

Navigates through the continuum of care, from detection through treatment and beyond.

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Allows radiologists to review prior imaging and mark any needed changes for technologist review (satisfied federal requirement for imaging review).

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iPad | Tablet | Patient History Module

Offers direct input of clinical history by the patient instead of paper.

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Untethers your technologists from workstations and allows free movement with the patient throughout the facility.

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Patient Results Portal

Offers HIPAA-compliant access of lay letters via the web and notifications via email; this can be a standalone portal or integrate with your existing one.

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Workstation Interface

Integrates with imaging systems to synchronize the patient displayed in both monitors.

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Extraction Interface

Automatically extracts MQSA Assessments from results and creates tracking records without human interaction.

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Screening Keypad

Gives access to your favorite macros and reduces radiologist interaction with the keyboard and mouse.

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Text Message Notification

Allows your patients to receive a text reminder on their cell for an upcoming appointment, which saves staff time and reduces no-shows.

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The MagView Patient Portal ROI

The MagView Patient Portal allows patients to receive result notification and recall letters electronically rather than by mail. Implementing the MagView Patient Portal module can help your group by reducing mailing and staff costs, increasing revenue through improved compliance and an increased rate of patient return, improving the patient experience, and reducing liability.

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