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syngo.via is intelligent.

 

Transforming big data into brilliant results:

  • Read organ-based1
  • Quantify reference-based2
  • Report evidence-based3
     

 

syngo.via drives efficiency.


Access findings, virtually anywhere.4
Software helps to accelerate molecular imaging workflow and save valuable time.

syngo.via is flexible.

 

One platform for all modalities and needs.

You can customize layouts in line with your workflow.


Transforming big data into brilliant results:

  • Read-organ-based
  • Quantify-reference-based
  • Report-evidence-based
     


syngo.via drives efficiency.

Access Prior Findings, Virtually Anywhere4

Operational Return on Innovation
 

  • syngo®.via5 offers up to 45% faster6 oncology reads compared to workstations. The RT export functionality now allows seamless collaboration with the oncology department.
  • syngo.via as a multimodality client-server solution orches­trates the imaging workflow, from acquisition to reading and sharing. Working off of a single database, cases are instantly available from virtually anywhere4, including PACS. Prior studies are automatically pre-fetched, results are available at the tumor board without extra preparation.
  • syngo.via for Molecular Imaging supports collaboration for radiation oncology. PET-based segmentations can be exported as DICOM RT Structures for use in RT planning. PET-based RT planning allows for innovative patient-friendly therapies by focusing dose on residual viable tumor and sparing other tissue.

Cases are automatically prepared by syngo.via and are accessible from the Quick Worklist. Simply selecting the patient launches the case-specific reading environment.
 

Increased reading efficiency with automated case preparation

To help keep up with productivity gains during acquisition, syngo.via automates many manual and routine steps in the reading workflow.

In oncology, hybrid exams are commonplace, which doubles the available diagnostic information. In addition, the studies are often whole-body exams, further increasing the volume. And many patients have a history of prior studies for comparison. syngo.via automates necessary preparation steps so your workflow starts where it should: with reading. When selecting a patient, the system can be configured so syngo.via:

  • has pre-fetched prior examinations
  • fuses hybrid studies and registers them across up to 8 time points
  • starts the appropriate reading environment: for example, the syngo.mCT Oncology Engine
  • displays prior findings


In cardiology, hybrid scanners are becoming more utilized by the acquisition of CT calcium score and CTA examinations in parallel with the PET or SPECT study. When selecting a patient, the system can be configured so syngo.via:

  • has pre-fetched prior examinations
  • starts the appropriate reading environment: for example, the syngo.mCT Cardiology Pro Engine
  • has already removed the rib cage, soft tissue and bloodpool
  • has tracked and labeled the coronary arteries
  • has performed a coronary lumen profile and plaque characterization
  • has selected the appropriate normals database for perfusion analysis


In neurology, PET brain imaging is becoming more utilized due to the aging population and development of new biomarkers. Depending on the type of procedure performed, the system can be configured so syngo.via:

  • starts the appropriate reading environment: for example, syngo.PET Database Comparison
  • performs fusion to a CT and/or MR dataset
  • performs fusion to a normals database for visual analysis
  • performs registration to a reference brain template
  • provides predefined regions of interest for quantification


With all preparation work being performed by syngo.via, the case interpretation can begin immediately upon launching. syngo.via increases reading efficiency and helps reduce report turnaround time.


Workflow integration from case preparation to results sharing
syngo.via is more than a diagnostic tool: it supports your workflow all the way to the tumor board presentation. From processing to diagnosis and sharing, syngo.via provides a single, common platform. Working on the same dataset preserves results and eliminates redundancies. First, the technologist can prepare the case. Next, the reading physician creates findings and documents the diagnosis. Finally, the case and its results can be elegantly presented in the tumor board meeting using the Findings Navigator.

RIS/PACS workplaces are often limited to 2D/3D image display and are not designed for hybrid reading or PET quantification. syngo.via overcomes these limitations through its advanced visualization and quantification functionality and can be fully integrated into the RIS/PACS workstation of all major vendors.
 

Reduced reading time
With a single database, your technologist can now prepare your cases before placing them in the reading worklist. Routine tasks will be completed, so more time is available for patient care and reading. All cases are available instantly, without sending studies across the network.


Advanced PET, SPECT and CT reading on PACS

With syngo.via, you can freely navigate the entire dataset, use advanced PET and CT segmentation and quantification tools, and document your findings—right on the RIS/PACS reporting workplace. Cases can now be interpreted and reported with access to full clinical information, without depending on parallel ranges or switching between reporting and reading workplaces.


Live access anytime, virtually anywhere
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On your PACS, at the tumor board meeting, in the OR, or even from home, live access to all cases and tools is just a login away on any PC.* This creates new possibilities, like easy second opinions and on-call scenarios, using the Findings Navigator to elegantly present cases, or using 3D visualization for surgery planning and patient communication. syngo.via frees medical images from the local workstation to bring the power of hybrid imaging to clinical routine.
*with a network connection and meeting minimum hardware requirements.



syngo.via is flexible.

One Platform for All Modalities and Needs

A department’s image management and reading solution is a key part of its infrastructure. As such, customers rely on uptime and state-of-the-art functionality to remain produc­tive and competitive. The syngo.via service offering helps customers keep up with innovations at a predictable cost.
The single-user syngo.via workstation, which does not require a server connection, runs all available syngo.via applications. Server clustering allows customers to go beyond five users, at a 60% discount.


Financial Return on Innovation

 
Whether it is the CT or MR portion of a hybrid examination or a standalone CT or MR study in a shared service model, collaboration between the molecular imaging and radiology departments is greatly simplified when the same tools are used. Even a common syngo.via server can be shared across departments and their users, effectively extending the financial benefits of a shared service model from the scanner to the reading solution.

The syngo.via client-server architecture is a modular platform that is fully customizable with a large selection of advanced applications to match specific modalities and case mix requirements.
 

Supported modalities include:
 

  • Positron Emission Tomography
  • Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography
  • General Nuclear Medicine
  • Computed Tomography
  • Magnetic Resonance
  • Angiography
  • Radiography and Fluoroscopy
  • Ultrasound

Image management and visualization solutions are part of the infrastructure of the department. Uptime and state-of-the-art functionality are required to remain productive and competitive. And, the infrastructure has to grow with future needs.
 

The number of syngo.via client licenses, applications and engines can be configured independently with regard to timing and quantity.7


Investment protection with cost-effective scalability and maintenance

The syngo.via service agreement keeps the system state-of-the-art with automatic remote updates. Uptime is improved with server-grade hardware that is remotely monitored and centrally managed. And with the flexible licensing model, additional user and application licenses can be configured as needed.


State-of-the-art applications

Remote updates become automatically available on the server and ready for installation by the local administrator. All users can immediately benefit from the continuous innovations.


Improved uptime

Server-grade hardware in a controlled server room can be centrally managed and remotely monitored. Siemens Remote Service monitors the server continuously for preventative maintenance to ensure system performance.


Cost-effective scalability

The flexible licensing model of concurrent users allows additional users and application licenses to be configured at any time.7 Existing computers can also be used as syngo.via clients, which can run on any standard PC meeting minimum requirements.


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1Based on MI SMART Layout.

2Based on MI EQ•PET and quantification tool functionality.

3Available with MI Oncology.

4Prerequisites include: Internet connection to clinical network, DICOM compliance, meeting of minimum hardware requirements, and adherence to local data security regulations.

5syngo.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. syngo.via and the syngo.via-based software options are not commercially available in all countries. Due to regulatory reasons its future availability cannot be guaranteed. Please contact your local Siemens organization for further details.

6The outcomes achieved by the Siemens customers described herein 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 there can we cannot guarantee, warrant or represent that others will actually achieve the same results. Data on file.

7Number of users/licenses is dependent on the available server hardware.