RSNA: Siemens launches 4D PACS

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Siemens Healthcare highlighted its syngo.plaza, a new PACS that combines 2D, 3D, and 4D reading in one place, as a work in progress at the 2009 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) in Chicago last week.

The company said its syngo.plaza complements Siemens imaging offering and integrates with its newest imaging software, syngo.via. The system features case-specific reading: based on clinical images it knows when to recall 2D, 3D or 4D applications. The system remembers users’ preferences and sorts images accordingly. Furthermore, the reading tools and layouts can be adapted to users’ daily requirements. Due to the minimal hardware requirements, users can re-use existing hardware components and add storage capacity.

The syngo.plaza is pending 510(k) review, and is not yet commercially available.