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Is it time to replace your outdated PACS?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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Siemen's Syngo PACS provides customers with integrated advanced visualization (IAV), teleradiology, and voice recognition, as well as comprehensive administration and monitoring tools. Siemens also offers PACS platforms for radiology and cardiology. Henri Rik Primo, director of strategic relationships, says that Siemens has published application interfaces that allow third-party companies to integrate their products into Siemens'. Siemens also provides a connectivity competence center that offers technical support for integrating products into the PACS.
Siemens has experience in multi-modality imaging and has developed a cloud-based application server called Syngo.via for advanced visualization. Syngo.via is a medical device that acts as a platform for a growing library of additional Syngo.via applications. The applications are specialized for different imaging modalities and clinical uses. Once installed, licensed users can run the apps virtually anywhere. Because the rendering happens on the server, the apps can run even on iPads or iPhones. Advanced visualization software like Syngo.via is becoming an enterprise asset.
Siemens' health care computing center handles more than 300 million procedures per day, and the company has implemented remote archives. When a hospital stores an image to the local PACS archive, a long-term copy is also saved in the company's Malvern, Penn. data center as well as Dell's data center, offering customers a triple level of redundant data storage.
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