Siemens showcases TrueD, PACS

May 19, 2008

Siemens Healthcare in its booth highlighted syngo TrueD, a multimodality application for oncology. TrueD registers data sets obtained using PET/CT, SPECT/CT, CT, and MR, allowing exams of patients scanned at different times -- before and after therapy, for instance -- to be compared. Differences found in these comparisons may inform decisions about whether to continue or modify treatment. In addition to registration and visualization, TrueD performs quantitative measures that can document changes at up to three time points. Rigid and nonrigid methods for structure comparisons include navigational tools that support visual alignment and matching landmarks.

Siemens Healthcare in its booth highlighted syngo TrueD, a multimodality application for oncology. TrueD registers data sets obtained using PET/CT, SPECT/CT, CT, and MR, allowing exams of patients scanned at different times - before and after therapy, for instance - to be compared. Differences found in these comparisons may inform decisions about whether to continue or modify treatment. In addition to registration and visualization, TrueD performs quantitative measures that can document changes at up to three time points. Rigid and nonrigid methods for structure comparisons include navigational tools that support visual alignment and matching landmarks.

During the show, Siemens also highlighted a PACS for radiology and a PACS for cardiology. Its syngo Suite, a web-enabled RIS/PACS for radiology, features speech recognition or dictation and postprocessing and computer-aided detection applications. The workflow engine pulls relevant information from the RIS and PACS, providing a role-based, context-sensitive, and knowledge-driven reading environment. The cardiology PACS, syngo Dynamics, offers access to imaging studies at diagnostic workstations networked throughout the hospital.