Siemens introduces new CT workspace

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Siemens Medical Solutions today introduced syngo WebSpace — a client-server computed tomography workplace system — at the Stanford Radiology 8th Annual International Symposium on Multidetector-Row CT that runs through June 17th. This product has not yet been FDA cleared.

Siemens said that through the use of the system an office PC or laptops can be converted into CT workplaces. The virtue of this is the ability to have constant real-time access to CT data at a physician’s office or even at home home, or elsewhere.

Traditionally, large volume thin-slice data has been stored for days on the CT scanner and time is lost when retrieving them from a PACS. syngo WebSpace enables storage for hundreds of thin-slice data cases and large thin-slice data sets (up to 5,000 slices) that are immediately available for 2D, 3D and 4D interactive reading using Siemens syngo InSpace 4D software. All rendering takes place on the server, providing users with advanced processing speed. Ideally suited for short-term storage of thin-slice CT data, syngo WebSpace gives users rapid access to thin-slice data, while freeing up the CT scanner database, Siemens said.

syngo WebSpace facilitates anywhere between five and 20 concurrent sessions, depending on the server configuration, from any number of users throughout the hospital network and via secure access from remote locations. Medical facilities can access multiple servers to expand the possible number of concurrent sessions. Once syngo WebSpace is connected to the central server, a PACS workplace or PC can be turned into a processing workplace, according to the company.