Imagine an emergency room only a few short years ago: in the middle of the night, a 55-year-old, unconscious patient is wheeled in. All neurologic observations indicate stroke. But how severe? Is it an occlusion or a hemorrhage and where is it located?
The physician on duty could request a head CT examination that could possibly involve two scans at 15 to 30 mSv radiation dose. The physician would then begin with extensive post-processing – possibly using a PACS Workstation – before the CT results could provide the necessary clinical information required.
Now imagine the same situation in a modern emergency room equipped with Siemens cutting-edge technology such as SOMATOM® Definition Flash scanner with latest neuro imaging software and syngo®.via* software. Within minutes, the physician would have access to the head scan results with all post-processing completed, at lowest possible dose.
With syngo.via, Siemens’ new workplace software, all time consuming pre- and post-processing steps are eliminated and all diagnostic information – including information from other modalities such as MR and PET – are available in almost real time. Best possible image quality is provided with sophisticated “signal boost” technologies or image-optimizing techniques resulting in definitive grey and white tissue differentiation in neuro imaging. Excellent image quality and fast processes are beneficial for both physicians and patients as they are preconditions for highest diagnostic accuracy and, at the same time, low dose safety for the patient.
*syngo.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 rights.