Crescendo debuts Centro to ease speech recognition workflow

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Crescendo Systems debuts its new solution, Centro, as part of its professional speech recognition workflow system, at 2008 RSNA annual meeting in Chicago.

Tailored after radiologists’ methods and workflows, Centro puts doctors in control using an intuitive interface, according to the Montreal-based company.

Centro’s “simplified interface allows radiologists to pick an order and immediately start dictating, or simply browse and update the patient’s files and all its historical data,” according to Costa Mandilaras, president of Crescendo.

Using speech processing, the dictation workflow is facilitated through sections of speech, which are assembled into the final report using Crescendo’s platform. Furthermore, notes can be charted on anatomical images and physicians are alerted of critical findings. 

Centro also is integrated with PACS vendors including Siemens Healthcare, McKesson, Fujifilm Medical, GE Healthcare and Agfa HealthCare.