Siemens supplies radiography CAD application via Internet
5 March 2010
Siemens Healthcare is introducing a Software as a Service
(SaaS) model for digital radiography.
syngo CXR CAD Subscription customers with digital radiography
systems, such as Ysio and AXIOM Aristos can receive computer-aided
detection (CAD) results via remote processing.
The CAD application, which processes radiographs to help doctors
detect potential nodules in the lungs, can be subscribed to without
adding hardware to the facility. With syngo CXR CAD Subscription, a
separate workstation is no longer required to be installed in a
clinic or practice, and offsite processing occurs on a Siemens-owned
server. Users will have automatic access to syngo
The client software extracts a CAD Image Signature (CIS) from the
image, which contains the necessary information for the CAD
algorithm to process the image and produce CAD results. The CIS does
not contain any private information, such as patient name and date
The CAD results are then transferred back to the clinic or
practice, where they are allocated to the corresponding patient and
stored in an application such as PACS (picture archiving and
communication system). This makes the CAD data available to the
doctor as a “second reader” for the detection of lesions.
“syngo CXR CAD Subscription offers our customers a different
deployment option for CAD, while simplifying their workflow since
the results are processed off site,” comments Arthur Kaindl, CEO,
Image and Knowledge Management, Siemens Healthcare. “This allows
them to use innovative CAD technology in a convenient and flexible
“syngo CXR CAD Subscription is the next step toward a fully
integrated, virtualized imaging environment,” said Dr Peter Herzog,
attending physician, Amper Kliniken AG in Germany.