ACR Selects Siemens syngo.via for Advanced Visualization Training Center
Today, Siemens Healthcare announced that the American College of Radiology (ACR) has selected the company’s syngo®.via¹ advanced visualization software for use in the ACR Education Center in Reston, Va. The decision provides more opportunities for radiologists to become proficient in using Siemens software for 3D routine and advanced reading. Siemens will be showcasing syngo.via and a complete suite of imaging IT solutions, along with Siemens Image Sharing & Archiving² (ISA), a cloud-based vendor neutral archive, in booth #2641 at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) 2013 Annual Conference and Exhibition, from March 3 – 7, at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans.
“The ACR is committed to advancing the science of radiology and the value that radiologists bring to patients,” said Harvey Neiman, MD, FACR, CEO, American College of Radiology. “Ensuring that the Education Center offers some of the industry’s most contemporary solutions helps the ACR fulfill this mission.”
The ACR Education Center will mainly use syngo.via in computed tomography angiography (CTA) and virtual colonoscopy (CTC) training courses. The ACR Education Center is an innovative, interactive learning environment with a lineup of next-generation courses on new and evolving technologies, such as advanced visualization that are designed to provide hands-on experience. Individual workplaces emulate a real clinical environment for up to 60 attendees. After completion of the educational program, attendees receive a Certificate of Proficiency.
syngo.via is a multimodality advanced visualization solution built on a client-server architecture. It delivers a comprehensive suite of 3D routine and advanced reading applications for radiology, oncology, cardiology and neurology and drives an integrated workflow from case preparation to reading to sharing. syngo.via along with its mobile applications³ defines a new standard in image access ranging from workstations to web-enabled laptop PCs and hand-held devices.
Launched in November 2011, “Agenda 2013” is the initiative of the Siemens Healthcare Sector to further strengthen its innovative power and competitiveness. Specific measures, which will be implemented by the end of 2013, have been defined in four fields of action: innovation, competitiveness, regional footprint, and people development.
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 2012 (to September 30), the Sector posted revenue of 13.6 billion euros and profit of around 1.8 billion euros. For further information please visit: www.siemens.com/healthcare.
1syngo.via can be used as a standalone device or together with a variety of syngo.via-based software options, which are medical devices in their own right.
2Siemens Image Sharing & Archiving is only available to customers in the United States.
3Not for diagnostic use. For mobile devices such as iPhone and iPad country specific laws may apply.