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FDA Clears Remote Scanning Software with MRI, CT and PET Capabilities

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The syngo Virtual Cockpit platform reportedly enables remote access and image acquisition for CT, MRI and positron emission tomography (PET), and facilitates clinician collaboration across multiple sites.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted 510(k) clearance for the syngo Virtual Cockpit, a multi-vendor remote scanning platform that may help facilitate improved access to advanced imaging for patients in remote locations.

The syngo Virtual Cockpit enables remote access for computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), positron emission tomography (PET) and single-photon emission CT (SPECT) imaging, according to Siemens Healthineers, the manufacturer of the software. The company said the remote platform also features live video and chat functionalities to foster collaboration between clinicians across multiple sites.

FDA Clears Remote Scanning Software with MRI, CT, and PET Capabilities

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted 510(k) clearance for the syngo Virtual Cockpit, a multi-vendor remote scanning platform that may enable access to MRI, CT and positron emission tomography (PET) imaging for patients in remote locations.

In addition to possibly facilitating improved standardization for imaging of remote patients, Siemens Healthineers suggested the syngo Virtual Cockpit could be utilized in training staff at remote facilities.

“This FDA clearance means that our customers can use syngo Virtual Cockpit for their remote scanning operations with even more confidence that they are using a proven solution — one that prioritizes patient safety and convenience while also addressing operational and staffing challenges,” noted Peter Shen, head of digital and automation at Siemens Healthineers North America.

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