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Radiologists can expect to experience clinical and workflow improvements from Synapse 3D, the latest addition to the expanding medical informatics product line from Fujifilm. Synapse 3D is a comprehensive suite of clinical applications that is integrated directly into both Synapse PACS and Synapse Cardiovascular1 providing access to advanced diagnostic tools without the need for separate workstations.
Fujifilm is one of the first major PACS vendors to introduce its own advanced visualization product. Because it is vendor-neutral and multi-modality capable, Synapse 3D can be used with virtually any advanced imaging system, such as PET, CT, MR and NM. Included in the suite of radiology and cardiology applications is an unprecedented breadth of diagnostic clinical tools ranging from 2D, 3D, and 4D viewing, to Dynamic Data, Fusion (including PET, MR, CT and SPECT) and Sector MPR (multi-planar reconstruction). Cardiology-specific tools include Coronary Analysis, Cardiac Function for CT and MR, Calcium Score and Cardiac Fusion. Advanced processing tools are also available; Lung Analysis for lung nodule and COPD assessment, Liver Analysis, Fat Analysis (2D and 3D), and neurology specific applications for Brain Vessel Analysis and CT Perfusion.
Because Synapse 3D is integrated directly into Synapse PACS and Synapse Cardiovascular it is enterprise capable, and is available at any workstation where Synapse is available, including at home or from remote locations. From the Synapse PowerJacket or “quick launch” mode, it can readily be accessed with just one click, providing a more efficient workflow for clinicians by eliminating the need to access separate workstations with additional logons, while still maintaining the appropriate security levels. It also automatically imports the advanced analysis back into the Synapse systems, creating one common information database and image storage location.
Clinical and diagnostic benefits are added from Fujifilm’s ability to leverage their 30-plus year history of image processing with the development of Synapse 3D. Image Intelligence, Fujifilm’s proprietary algorithms, has been used to deliver image visualization benefits such as precise segmentation and analysis. Additionally, powered by server-based rendering technology, Synapse 3D enables the radiologist, cardiologist or the technologist to perform the needed renderings and analysis.
Already installed at more than 200 facilities around the world, Synapse 3D is anticipated to see widespread adoption at hospitals and practices across Europe.
1Not commercially available as of ECR demonstration.
Synapse Mobility: Access to Synapse from mobile devices or any computer
Synapse Mobility is a work in progress. This zero footprint application enables access to Fujifilm’s range of Synapse products from hand-held mobile devices, as well as Macintosh- or Windows-based PCs. Using the Web browser of their choice, radiologists and referring physicians can have on-the-go access to the images and reports stored in Synapse PACS and Synapse Cardiovascular, increasing accessibility to patient information and improving workflow.
A differentiator of Synapse Mobility is its ability to display high quality, interactive three dimensional images – not just static flash files – in any platform that it’s accessed, including on iPads, iPhones and Android Smartphones. This interactive feature enables images to be manipulated using the zoom, window and level, and MIP/MPR within the application, just as the physician would do at a clinical workstation. In addition to clinical benefits, Synapse Mobility is also readily deployed because it is browser independent and scalable, providing facilities with virtually an unlimited number of users.
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