Forum for Science, Industry and Business

Sponsored by:     3M 
Search our Site:

 

Study reveals: imaging software syngo.via helps save time without compromising accuracy

16.05.2012
Siemens Healthcare conducted a study with six customers in Germany, Austria and Spain to quantitatively and qualitatively measure the efficiency of the software syngo.via compared to a conventional Advanced Visualization workstation.

The study results illustrate that syngo.via can significantly help to save time when reading medical images, without compromising accuracy. For example, the observed average time savings from syngo.via for CT Cardiac amounted to 77 percent compared to other reading solutions.

Additionally, the participating clinicians stated that syngo.via is performing better regarding usability than comparable software. Siemens Healthcare announced in its global initiative Agenda 2013 to drive the development of efficiency increasing healthcare IT solutions. For a clinical institution to be successful, it is essential to obtain the highest possible diagnostic accuracy while maintaining a fast and efficient workflow. The 3D reading and advanced visualization software syngo.via enables clinicians to meet the respective requirements by automatically loading for example CT or MR images into the appropriate application and sorting them into the disease-specific corresponding layout. Manual work steps are eliminated and the clinician can start diagnosing immediately. Siemens designed the syngo.via efficiency study with regard to following questions: What are the time benefits of using syngo.via compared to other reading software for a specific set of images? And which qualitative aspects in the use of syngo.via improve the diagnostic reading process?

Six medical sites participated in the efficiency study which took account of a total number of seven different clinical workflows. To reflect their clinical routine, each participating site determined the case mix and measured 10 to 20 cases per workflow. The analysis of the study data revealed that the use of syngo.via can achieve time savings and patient-centric productivity gains in all of the observed workflows. For example, the observed average time savings from syngo.via for CT Cardiac amounted to 77 percent and for an Oncology Diagnosis with PET/CT to 45 percent. Using percent average time savings, respectively. Analysis of images for CT Vascular was 27 percent and image evaluation for PET/CT and CT Oncology Follow-Up 30 and 16 percent faster compared to a conventional advanced visualization or PACS workstation.

Additionally, Siemens conducted a usability survey among the study participants. They stated that syngo.via is performing better regarding the aspects data preparation, usability of viewing and measurement tools and documentation and reporting than the former software. “syngo.via is an excellent tool to increase the productivity of radiologists working on cardiac images," said Professor Gudrun Feuchtner from Innsbruck University Hospital in Austria, for example.

All information regarding the syngo.via study can be found here: www.siemens.com/syngo.via-efficiency

Launched by Siemens Healthcare Sector in November 2011, Agenda 2013 is a two-year global initiative to further strengthen the Healthcare Sector's innovative power and competitiveness. Specific measures will be implemented in four fields of action: Innovation, Competitiveness, Regional Footprint, and People Development.

The outcomes achieved by the Siemens customers during the syngo.via Efficiency Study were achieved in the customer's unique setting. Since there is no "typical" hospital and many variables exist (e.g. hospital size, case mix, level of IT adoption) please be aware that we cannot guarantee, warrant or represent that others will actually achieve the shown time savings and patient-centric productivity.

The Siemens Healthcare Sector is one of the world's largest suppliers to the healthcare industry and a trendsetter in medical imaging, laboratory diagnostics, medical information technology and hearing aids. Siemens offers its customers products and solutions for the entire range of patient care from a single source – from prevention and early detection to diagnosis, and on to treatment and aftercare. By optimizing clinical workflows for the most common diseases, Siemens also makes healthcare faster, better and more cost-effective. Siemens Healthcare employs some 51,000 employees worldwide and operates around the world. In fiscal year 2011 (to September 30), the Sector posted revenue of 12.5 billion euros and profit of around 1.3 billion euros.

Stefanie Schiller | Siemens Healthcare
Further information:
http://www.siemens.com/healthcare
http://www.siemens.com/syngo.via-efficiency

More articles from Medical Engineering:

nachricht LISA: Scientists introduce a new method of statistical inference in neuroimaging (fMRI)
16.10.2018 | Max-Planck-Institut für biologische Kybernetik

nachricht Researchers demonstrate first example of a bioelectronic medicine
09.10.2018 | Northwestern University

All articles from Medical Engineering >>>

The most recent press releases about innovation >>>

Die letzten 5 Focus-News des innovations-reports im Überblick:

Im Focus: Goodbye, silicon? On the way to new electronic materials with metal-organic networks

Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research (MPI-P) in Mainz (Germany) together with scientists from Dresden, Leipzig, Sofia (Bulgaria) and Madrid (Spain) have now developed and characterized a novel, metal-organic material which displays electrical properties mimicking those of highly crystalline silicon. The material which can easily be fabricated at room temperature could serve as a replacement for expensive conventional inorganic materials used in optoelectronics.

Silicon, a so called semiconductor, is currently widely employed for the development of components such as solar cells, LEDs or computer chips. High purity...

Im Focus: Storage & Transport of highly volatile Gases made safer & cheaper by the use of “Kinetic Trapping"

Augsburg chemists present a new technology for compressing, storing and transporting highly volatile gases in porous frameworks/New prospects for gas-powered vehicles

Storage of highly volatile gases has always been a major technological challenge, not least for use in the automotive sector, for, for example, methane or...

Im Focus: Disrupting crystalline order to restore superfluidity

When we put water in a freezer, water molecules crystallize and form ice. This change from one phase of matter to another is called a phase transition. While this transition, and countless others that occur in nature, typically takes place at the same fixed conditions, such as the freezing point, one can ask how it can be influenced in a controlled way.

We are all familiar with such control of the freezing transition, as it is an essential ingredient in the art of making a sorbet or a slushy. To make a cold...

Im Focus: Micro energy harvesters for the Internet of Things

Fraunhofer IWS Dresden scientists print electronic layers with polymer ink

Thin organic layers provide machines and equipment with new functions. They enable, for example, tiny energy recuperators. In future, these will be installed...

Im Focus: Dynamik einzelner Proteine

Neue Messmethode erlaubt es Forschenden, die Bewegung von Molekülen lange und genau zu verfolgen

Das Zusammenspiel aus Struktur und Dynamik bestimmt die Funktion von Proteinen, den molekularen Werkzeugen der Zelle. Durch Fortschritte in der...

All Focus news of the innovation-report >>>

Anzeige

Anzeige

VideoLinks
Industry & Economy
Event News

Conference to pave the way for new therapies

17.10.2018 | Event News

Berlin5GWeek: Private industrial networks and temporary 5G connectivity islands

16.10.2018 | Event News

5th International Conference on Cellular Materials (CellMAT), Scientific Programme online

02.10.2018 | Event News

 
Latest News

Robot-assisted sensor system for quality assurance of press-hardened components

17.10.2018 | Trade Fair News

Sensory Perception Is Not a One-Way Street

17.10.2018 | Life Sciences

Plant Hormone Makes Space Farming a Possibility

17.10.2018 | Agricultural and Forestry Science

VideoLinks
Science & Research
Overview of more VideoLinks >>>