The platform enables real-time image visualization, acquisition and collaboration between healthcare professionals across multiple sites. Siemens Healthineers designed the software so users can connect to CT, MR, PET and a number of other scanners. Scanners include those made by Siemens Healthineers and from other equipment vendors, regardless of location.
According to a news release, Syngo marks the first and only multi-vendor remote scanning software to win FDA clearance as a medical device.
With the software, radiologic technologists can use live audio, video and chat functionalities. They can conduct scans or provide support for up to three different remote scanners simultaneously. The company said it can help address the ongoing technologist shortage and standardize care with diagnostic consistency.
Syngo can also provide on-the-job staff training at remote facilities and benefit patients in suburban and rural settings who would otherwise need to travel long distances for more complex scans.
“With this FDA clearance for Syngo Virtual Cockpit, Siemens Healthineers proudly offers our customers the first and only multi-vendor, multi-modality, FDA-cleared solution for remote assistance scanning,” said Peter Shen, head of digital and automation at Siemens Healthineers North America. “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.”