Siemens Healthineers at ECR 2019: The digital future of radiology

2019-03-01

At the European Congress of Radiology (ECR) in Vienna, Austria, Siemens Healthineers presents products and solutions designed to support the digital future of radiology. One of the main drivers is Artificial Intelligence (AI), presented at the booth, as well as this year’s premiere: The Siemens Healthineers Digital Experience Hall. Additionally the company will show its answer to the ever growing number of image guided minimally invasive interventions.

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Published on 28. Februar 2019

European Society of Radiology and Siemens Healthineers are inviting discussion on the digital future of radiology

  • Siemens Healthineers Digital Experience Hall new additional program highlight of ECR 2019 in Vienna
  • Topics for discussion selected as part of the partnership between Siemens Healthineers and the European Society of Radiology by the congress participants
  • Focus on artificial intelligence, big data and augmented and virtual reality

As part of their partnership, the European Society of Radiology (ESR) and Siemens Healthineers will, for the first time, offer a joint discussion platform for all aspects relating to the digitalization of radiology at the European Congress of Radiology, which will take place between February 27 and March 3, 2019, in Vienna, Austria. In the Siemens Healthineers Digital Experience Hall, experts from academia and industry will be available for open exchanges in a range of interactive discussion formats and will provide insights into their current research and development to make the influence of digitalization on the radiology of the future more tangible. The discussion topics were selected in advance by the ECR participants as part of an online survey. The respondents chose artificial intelligence (AI), big data and augmented and virtual reality. Visitors to the Siemens Healthineers Digital Experience Hall will be able to, among other things, experience augmented reality solutions firsthand and create their own AI applications.

Artis icono from Siemens Healthineers sets new standards in neuroradiology

  • Expanding precision medicine, thanks to improved visualization of structures that are difficult to delineate, like the anatomy of the cranial base
  • Supported stroke diagnosis and improved therapy options
  • New Artis icono product family is optimized for clinical specialists, while also expanding its range of application to maximize lab usage

At the European Congress of Radiology (ECR in Vienna, February 27 to March 3, 2019), Siemens Healthineers will introduce the Artis icono biplane*, an angiography system with special functions for neuroradiology. An outstanding feature of this new system is its significantly improved 2D and 3D imaging, improving image quality and reducing the radiation dose required. As the C-arm can now perform new movement patterns, the areas of the cranial base and skull cap can now be represented with practically no artifacts in a 3D visualization. The extremely fast and flexible axial movements are the result of new, high-precision industrial drives from Siemens. Interventions can be highly efficient thanks to the intelligent system control. For example, it’s possible to switch seamlessly between 2D and 3D imaging during an intervention, which makes intra-procedural progress checks much easier. Artis icono biplane is expected to be available in the summer of 2019.

Siemens Healthineers provides the photorealistic 3D visualization app Cinematic Rendering for Microsoft HoloLens 2

  • Displaying CT and MR images on a mixed-reality headset using Cinematic Rendering makes the job of coordinating multidisciplinary teams of physicians easier and could help surgeons select the right OR strategy and improve surgical accuracy
  • Further areas of applications are seen in patient communication and in the training and professional development of medical staff

In the future, Siemens Healthineers will make its photorealistic 3D visualization technology Cinematic Rendering available as an app for the HoloLens 2, which was introduced by Microsoft just a few days ago. This will expand the range of applications for this technology, which is available by the radiology software Syngo.via. Using a mixed-reality headset instead of viewing the clinical images on a 2D monitor when preparing for surgery, for example, gives surgeons a realistic 3D overview of the surgical area. This could make it easier to select the right operating room (OR) strategy and thereby increase the accuracy of the surgery. Thanks to the high performance of the new, real-time Cinematic Rendering algorithm and its photorealistic representation, the HoloLens 2 application is extremely easy to learn and use interactively for a wide range of purposes. Visitors to the European Congress of Radiology (ECR) in Vienna can experience the applications of the first version of the headset firsthand in the Siemens Healthineers Digital Experience Hall.

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