Siemens adds to Sienet with MagicView 300Siemens Medical Systems has released MagicView 300, a Windows NT-based software package that can provide image distribution, teleradiology, and archiving capabilities. The Iselin, NJ-based firm expects
Siemens Medical Systems has released MagicView 300, a Windows NT-based software package that can provide image distribution, teleradiology, and archiving capabilities. The Iselin, NJ-based firm expects that both radiologists and clinicians will be users of the addition to the Sienet PACS family.
Radiologists on on-call duty could use MagicView 300 on a home PC to view and process studies sent from the hospital's radiology department. For on-site radiologists in practice, MagicView 300 features true-color display, multiframe/multimap viewing and cine display. It is therefore suitable for use in ultrasound and nuclear medicine studies, according to the company. The software can support one or two monitors and can simultaneously display images and reports.
In addition, MagicView 300 supports writing of DICOM CDs and access to a central database. For remote consultations, MagicView 300 also includes a single-image send function.
In other Siemens news, the company landed over $16 million of PACS contracts in March. The biggest purchaser is St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, NJ, which will spend more than $11 million in a four-phase project that will convert the site to filmless operation.
St. John's Hospital in Springfield, IL, is spending $1.6 million to expand its PACS network. The hospital will connect several modalities, install archives, and provide digital image distribution to adult, pediatric, neonatal, and intensive-care units.
University Health System in San Antonio, TX, will install $1.4 million worth of PACS technology to provide digital image distribution for several modalities. Another client, University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor, will spend $1 million to ensure soft-copy reading capability for MRI and CT scans. Finally, Baylor Medical Center in Irving, TX, will invest an additional $1 million to expand its filmless outpatient center at its North Campus.