The new Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham will be one of the first in England to implement Siemens’ new Syngo.via imaging software.

The new £545m hospital, which will be the largest single-site hospital in the UK, will implement the multi-modality imaging software to compliment its four MRIs, four CT scanners and gamma camera systems.

The Syngo.via imaging software will provide enhanced visualisation for cardiologists, oncologists, neurologists and radiologists at the trust and multimodality reading of clinical cases.

Siemens says its automated case preparation loads images into the correct applications, without clinically staff needing to manually select the best layout.

Paul Brettle, imaging x-ray group manager at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, said: “The installation of these state-of-the-art imaging solutions marks a huge leap forward in our capabilities, allowing us to do so much more for patients and placing us at the forefront of many clinical techniques.

“The new hospital facilities are world-class and the suite of imaging solutions adds to the provision of next generation healthcare for the city of Birmingham and surrounding areas.”

The software integrates with imaging devices and technology including Siemens’ scanners and its new Picture Archiving and Communications System (PACS). It also integrates with existing PACS and radiology information systems from all major suppliers.

The suite also allows image results to be accessed through web portals so that referring clinicians can view images and results from any location.

Siemens said the multi-million pound investment in imaging solutions will broaden the range of procedures offered to patients and deliver a greater level of diagnostic confidence for clinicians.

Link: Siemens Healthcare