9 Must-See Picture Archiving/Communication Systems
Is it time to replace your outdated PACS? Here's how to find a system with the features and functionality you need.
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In February, FujiFilm Medical Systems unveiled Synapse PACS 4.0, the latest addition to its Synapse line of medical imaging and information management systems. Among the product's key features are image processing for all of Fujifilm's Digital Radiography (DR) and full-field digital mammography (FFDM) systems, advanced integration utilizing DatCard collaborative image access, intelligent archival management, and standards-based interoperability across all imaging environments.
Fujifilm's Synapse allows the archiving and distribution of image information from multiple modalities, and it can be managed via a single system. With its PACS and next-generation Web technology, Synapse utilizes the latest Wavelet compression technology for on-demand compression and access of large files regardless of location. (Wavelets are functions that allow data analysis of signals or images according to scales or resolutions.) Synapse supports image diagnosis with high-quality images and numerous image processing features. The same Synapse code that runs a 30,000 exam/year outpatient imaging center can run a multi-server, multi-site configuration with more than a million exams a year.
Synapse workstation software provides viewing and manipulation of radiological data such as images, reports, patient status, and clinical information. In addition, it also provides for integrations to clinical applications including dictation systems, radiology information systems, and three-dimensional processing applications.