Here are some details on a recently released version of computer-assisted CT colonography from Siemens:
The solution was developed using an extensive database of more than 1700 CT colonography cases from more than 15 clinical sites worldwide, and covers a variety of CT acquisition parameters and bowel preparation protocols. “Increased colorectal cancer screening is creating a demand for tools that improve speed, enhance confidence and offer our patients the highest possible level of care,” said Dr. Anno Graser, Klinikum Grosshadern, Munich, Germany. “The PEV solution [PEV=Polyp Enhanced Viewing –ed.] from Siemens represents a valuable support mechanism for detecting polyps, especially in the important 5-9 mm size range which require a high level of sensitivity and are critical during early diagnosis.”
In addition to the PEV tool, Siemens recently introduced its auto-processing feature. Auto-Processing of CT data is Siemens latest in a portfolio of innovative solutions for improved workflow in CT. With its pre-processing technology for oncology, cardiac and acute care imaging, Siemens is helping radiologists to obtain critical images when and where needed in order to make faster and more efficient diagnostic decisions. In the field of oncology, data acquired on a Siemens Somatom CT scanner for colon exams is automatically processed off-line as it arrives at the syngo MultiModality Workplace. When the radiologist accesses the exam data using the syngo Colonography CT application, potential lesions are identified and ready for review when the reader accesses the PEV function.