STAMFORD, Conn.—FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc., a leading provider of medical informatics solutions, introduces support for DICOM web services including QIDO-RS and WADO-RS in its Synapse® Vendor Neutral Archive (VNA) system with the launch of the latest version 6.4. Synapse VNA® is an enterprise-wide medical information and image management solution that serves as a vendor-neutral, scalable, and organizationally aware storage and distribution system for DICOM and non-DICOM objects. The upgraded Synapse® VNA 6.4 is designed to be a fast and extensible solution for web-based data access that supports RESTful web service implementations of DICOM query (QIDO-RS) and retrieve (WADO-RS) protocols.
"The introduction of DICOM web to the Synapse VNA is a very exciting development for healthcare institutions, providing greater data accessibility than ever before throughout the healthcare enterprise,” said Nathan Gurgel, director of healthcare IT marketing, TeraMedica division FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc. “This means faster, easier access of images and data from the entire organization through an unprecedented range of applications on any device.”
According to the EMC Digital Universe with Research & Analysis by IDC Healthcare, over the next three years there is an anticipated annual growth of 48% in captured medical data. The requirements and standards for DICOM web are shifting to align with this anticipated growth and to support the needs of web clients.
Synapse VNA 6.4 supports this new standard for DICOM web, a means to query for, structure and transfer medical images between systems, including WADO-RS, a method by which a web client is able to retrieve DICOM objects that match a requested criterion, and QIDO-RS, a method by which a web client is able query for DICOM objects that match specified parameters and returns a list of matching objects and the requested attributes.
Mark Wheeler, senior director of engineering, TeraMedica division FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc. adds, "With the addition of DICOM web services to the repertoire of Synapse VNA and the overall medical informatics industry, Fujifilm’s VNA supports the ability for greater access to data mine and analyze a wealth of medical information. In addition, we have observed significant performance improvements which have value to the end users, but the standards to obtain the medical information can significantly benefit Fujifilm’s end customers, the patients."
The new DICOM standard is compatible with multiple workflow types, has a mature and stable infrastructure, can access and deliver massive data volumes, and is accessible by a broad consumer base. It meets today’s needs because it is simple to design and build and it uses web standards, such as HTTP(s), XML and JSON which are universally supported by modern devices.
FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc. is a leading provider of diagnostic imaging products and medical informatics solutions to meet the needs of healthcare facilities today and well into the future. From an unrivaled selection of digital x-ray systems, to the Synapse® brand of PACS, RIS and cardiovascular products, to advanced women’s health imaging systems, Fujifilm has products that are ideal for any size imaging environment. The Endoscopy Division of FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc. supplies high quality, technologically advanced FUJINON brand endoscopes to the medical market. TeraMedica Division delivers healthcare informatics, and is the leading provider of vendor neutral, enterprise-wide solutions for unrestricted medical image management. FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc. is headquartered in Stamford, CT. For more information please visit www.fujimed.com and www.fujifilmendoscopy.com.
FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation, Tokyo, Japan brings continuous innovation and leading-edge products to a broad spectrum of industries, including: healthcare, with medical systems, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics; graphic systems; highly functional materials, such as flat panel display materials; optical devices, such as broadcast and cinema lenses; digital imaging; and document products. These are based on a vast portfolio of chemical, mechanical, optical, electronic, software and production technologies. In the year ended March 31, 2017, the company had global revenues of $21.5 billion, at an exchange rate of 108 yen to the dollar. Fujifilm is committed to environmental stewardship and good corporate citizenship. For more information, please visit: www.fujifilmholdings.com.
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