New Products for the Imaging Industry
Siemens’ syngo 3.5 Ultrasound Workstation Solution
Siemens Healthcare, Mountain View, Calif, is now shipping its syngo? US Workplace, Release 3.5, an ?off-the-system? workstation solution that increases image analysis capabilities for cardiovascular ultrasound assessment. The syngo offers advanced applications for cardiology, general imaging, OB/GYN, and vascular screening, including the syngo Arterial Health Package (AHP) for semiautomated carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) measurements. The syngo US Workplace 3.5 is an intuitive image management platform that supports instant and open access to DICOM-compliant images produced by select Siemens and other vendor ultrasound systems. While ultrasound images are acquired at the patient?s bedside, physicians can analyze images and complete reports from anywhere through a standard PC network connection. Features also include the syngo Arterial Health Package (AHP), a tool for measuring carotid intima-media thickness, and other advanced applications, including syngo Velocity Vector Imaging? (VVI), which allows clinicians to examine mechanical myocardial functions to determine possible dyssynchrony and fetal heart dysfunction. The syngo fourSight View Tool allows the visualization of 3D volumes, including Amnioscopic Rendering for photorealistic images of the unborn baby.
FilmStation Mammography Imager from Sony
Sony Radiology, Park Ridge, NJ, is launching its newest FilmStation? Mammography Film Imager, model UP-DF750. The lower price point UP-DF750 imager is designed for full-field digital mammography (FFDM) applications, and produces high-resolution, detailed images in 604 dpi with a print speed of up to 90 sheets per hour.
The imager is designed to be price competitive with both a low purchase price and cost of ownership. Its 50-pound weight and flexible configuration support both vertical and horizontal positioning, and it is able to stand upright alongside a PC under a desktop. It also features a fast 1-minute warm-up time. In addition to mammography, the FilmStation has the ability to print hard copies of DR, CR, CT, MRI, and ultrasound images.
PET/CT Image Fusion Module from Intelerad
Intelerad Medical Systems, Montreal, announced that it has received 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which will allow the PET/CT fusion functionality to be sold and fully integrated within its signature IntelePACS solution.
The inclusion of the module will allow users to have a fully integrated PACS with PET/CT functionality rather than a stand-alone workstation. The PET/CT Image Fusion module is integrated within the InteleViewerTM viewing software, which gives radiologists the flexibility of viewing fused images from any IntelePACS? workstation and eliminates the need for expensive, dedicated PET/CT or SPECT/CT systems. The package?s fusion and advanced visualization technology will allow clinicians to view images using variable opacity, independent color maps, Multiplanar Reformatting (MPR), and Maximum Intensity Projection (MIP). They also have access to specific PET/CT statistics such as Standard Uptake Values (SUVs) and volume measurements.
OB Ultrasound Reporting and Image Management from Philips
Philips Healthcare, Andover, Mass, has launched its Smart Results OB reporting and image management solutions, designed to help streamline a practice?s workflow and prevent entry errors. The new software helps increase efficiency by integrating and automating the workflow process by automatically transferring data from an ultrasound system and populating report fields to help save time and prevent entry errors. Reports can be shared with referring doctors via e-mail or fax, while completed reports can be stored to an EMR system or PACS. The system can also be set up to perform required calculations according to personalized specifications and to create related charts. Gestational tables, growth curves and pathology lists are all customizable and accessible via a workstation or through the Internet. It is compatible with Philips? and other major manufacturers? ultrasound systems.
Nonmagnetic MRI IV Pump from IRadimed
IRadimed Corporation, Winter Park, Fla, has announced that it has received 510(k) clearance of its new MRidiumTM 3860+ MRI Infusion System with integrated Masimo SET? Spo2 Monitoring. The product will allow sedated patients with infusion pumps and Spo2 monitors to be safely transported into the MR suite. The MRidium 3860+ MRI Infusion System is the first nonmagnetic IV Pump designed specifically for use in the MRI environment with Integrated Masimo SET technology. As a result, clinicians utilizing the product can enter the MRI chamber without having to remove their standard hospital Spo2 equipment so that it does not become a dangerous projectile, or risk a patient burn, in the MR environment. The MRidium System has been designed to reduce the need for long IV lines or syringe pumps placed outside the magnet room, or to remember to remove the standard hospital Spo2 Monitor. It also was designed to function at the 10,000 Gauss magnetic field environment of 1.5 and 3.0 Tesla MR scanners, and the system includes the remote control ability for adjusting critical medication deliveries and alarm monitoring from outside the MR scanner room.
Digital Lightbox for Orthopedics from BrainLab
BrainLab Inc, Westchester, Ill, introduces the Digital Lightbox? for Orthopedics. The new software allows physicians to interact with medical images on a 30-inch multitouch monitor, access images from anywhere, including PACS or patient-supplied CDs, as well as to save and load plans securely from the Internet. The Digital Lightbox also functions as a mini-integrated OR by displaying video sources such as arthroscopy and/or fluoroscopy, and can control a BrainLAB navigation system. Lightbox features include universal DICOM viewer, loading and viewing images from multiple formats, including CDs, DVDs, and USB sticks. In addition, Digital Lightbox can be used with VectorVision? flex, offering surgeons a collaborative tool for the operating room, or used as a teaching instrument for educational institutions. The VectorVision functionality offers large-screen viewing and control of the navigation system, while unscrubbed personnel can assist in the navigation procedure with remote viewing from a conference room or office.
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