New image comparison software integrates with Philips PACS user interfaces

Blackford Analysis, a provider of software products that accelerate comparison of medical images, today announced that its Smart Localizer product will be officially launched at the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) Annual Meeting in Washington DC.

Designed for users of Philips picture archiving and communications systems, including Philips IntelliSpace 4.4 PACS, the Blackford Smart Localizer facilitates radiologic comparison of imaging findings across MRI, CT and PET/CT studies by automating volume registration of current and prior imaging studies before the radiologist reads.

Blackford initially revealed details of Smart Localizer in late 2014, and the company has conducted final developments and testing in the run-up to SIIM. The software is designed to overcome the differences that typically exist between comparison studies performed on different modalities and by different vendors.

“In addition to showing delegates the Smart Localizer, our goal at SIIM this year is to talk to delegates about the potential that imaging has to create value throughout the healthcare enterprise,” said Dr. Ben Panter, CEO, Blackford Analysis. “Whether to boost throughput in the radiology department, help improve physician satisfaction or enhance patient engagement, Blackford’s technology can help organizations leverage the value of imaging across many segments of modern healthcare.”

The Blackford Smart Localizer can increase radiologist productivity by 10-20% per study, when reading comparison studies. For particularly challenging exams, like lung nodule comparisons, the productivity increase may reach 50%. This leads to improved clinical confidence, customer service and reading capacity, ultimately resulting in both improved quality of care and incremental revenue.

During SIIM 2015, from May 28 – 30, Blackford Analysis will be located at booth 534. To request a meeting with Blackford, please visit

About Blackford Analysis
Blackford Analysis is a developer of software solutions for the medical sector. The company develops software designed to accelerate medical image comparison – saving time and increasing clinician capacity. Founded in 2010, and with operations in the United Kingdom and the United States, Blackford Analysis is backed by Archangel Informal Investment, one of the UK’s leading business angel syndicates. For more information, visit

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