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syngo®: Siemens Software for Clinical Imaging

This web-based training will introduce the learner to Siemens’ proprietary imaging platform, syngo®.  While this is a cross-modality software, attention will be paid to the syngo® user interface as it relates to Computed Tomography.  Basic components and features such as the monitor layout, menus, Task Cards, and the Patient Browser will be discussed.  Participants will learn how to register a patient for a CT examination and how to customize many facets of this process.

syngo:  Siemens Software for Clinical Imaging This web-based training will introduce the learner to Siemens’ proprietary imaging platform, syngo.  While this is a cross-modality software, attention will be paid to the syngo user interface as it relates to Computed Tomography.  Basic components and features such as the monitor layout, menus, Task Cards, and the Patient Browser will be discussed.  Participants will learn how to register a patient for a CT examination and how to customize many facets of this process.  Course Objectives Explain the features of the syngo platform Navigate the syngo Patient Browser Utilize the patient registration tool Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to: You should now be able to: Explain the features of the syngo platform Navigate the syngo patient browser Utilize the patient registration tool What is syngo? Siemens proprietary software Runs most Siemens imaging equipment - multiple modalities Based on Windows Familiar and easy Monitor Layout Task Cards Main Menu Bar Tool Cards/SubTask Cards Status Bar Help Files Task Cards Display multiple applications simultaneously Some are present on all systems Examination Viewing Filming 3D Task Cards are independent of one another Switch between them easily New task cards open Main Menu Bar Found at the top of every Task Card Like "Windows Explorer" for syngo Text shortcuts for the most commonly used functions on that Task Card Tool Cards Icon shortcuts Sub Task Cards organize further Status Bar Displays status of background functions and other important processes: Hard disk space Connection to accessories USB support Date and time CT Workplace Second monitor for additional work area Patient Browser Stores all patient scan data and information Database shared between Acquisition Workplace and CT Workplace (if present) Where all patient data management happens Accessing the Patient Browser Patient > Browser dropdown Keyboard shortcut Main Menu Bar Found at the top of the Patient Browser Text shortcuts for the most commonly used functions. Tool Bar Found near the top of the Patient Browser Icon shortcuts for the most commonly used functions Configurable Navigation Area Found below the Main Menu Bar and the Tool Bar Displays all patient data on scanner Exams, series and images Databases Local Database Scheduler - HIS/RIS Connected External Devices Hierarchy of Patient Data Local Database Patient Folders Patient Examination Examination Series Browser Sorting Sort:  by Patient Name  by Date and Time  by Patient ID  by Slice Location  by Image Number. Content Area Displays selected images Slice Location or Image Number Image Stamps or Image Text Patient Browser Stores all patient scan data and information Populated by importing from CD/DVD/PACS Populated by scanning a patient Registration Necessary information about the patient to be scanned Accessing Patient Registration Icon Main Menu Bar Keypad Mandatory Fields Patient Last Name Patient ID Date of Birth Gender Alternate Registration Methods HIS/RIS Pre-registration Emergency Patient HIS – Hospital Information System - Collects, stores, processes, retrieves, and communicates patient care and administrative information  RIS – Radiology Information System - A RIS system automates departmental operations such as patient administration, order entry, film tracking, transcription, electronic signatures, and report distribution. Pre-registration Manual entry of patient information before they arrive Enter data and select Preregister Can be pulled up later in the Scheduler Emergency Registration Use when you don't have patient information - trauma Auto populates mandatory information that can be corrected later System Configuration and Customization Options > Configuration Access to settings for most scanner features, functions and options Caution - Changes affect all users Help Files Software help files Can be accessed with F1 key Exit help any time with ESC Browser Filtering Filter: Pink "Coffee Filter" Icon Display a Smaller Subset of Patients. Viewing Task Card Customize layouts Manipulate and evaluate images with tools  like distance measurements and ROIs Have three patients available at once Loading Images Load entire exams, single series, or individual images Double click desired patient data from Browser directly into Viewing OR use the icon on the Tool Bar OR use the drop down in the Main Menu Bar Load up to three different patient at the same time Viewing Task Card Layout Main Menu Bar Image Area Control Area Main Menu Bar Found at the top of the Viewing Task Card Text shortcuts for the most commonly used functions Image Area Image Display Layout can be configured Where images are evaluated and optimized Control Area Patient Folders Tool Cards Manipulating Images Selecting Panning Zooming Scrolling Windowing Selecting Images Select Single Image - mouse click Select Multiple Images - CTRL key Select a Range of Images - SHIFT key Selected - or active - image segments have blue border Deselect the same way Pan and Zoom Images Universal syngo tool - default mouse functionality Pan - move image around segment Zoom - make image larger or smaller within segment Indicated by different appearance of mouse cursor Reset Pan/Zoom icon Scroll Images Dog ear in upper right corner Vertical scroll bar on right Numeric keypad scrolls images, series or studies Window Images Change image contrast and brightness Middle mouse button/scroll wheel Left/right = contrast/window width Up/down = brightness/window center Tool Cards Icon shortcuts to common functions Image display, measurements, data management Organized into tabbed Sub-Task Cards Configure tool properties with right-click Tools Tab ROI Circle ROI Rectangle Freehand ROI Distance Pixel Lens Freehand Distance Angle Annotation Text Crosshair Image Tab Magnify x 2 Pan/Zoom Pan/Zoom Reset Flip/Rotate Window Level Presets View Tab Image Stripe Image Stack Interactive Movie/Cine Display Layouts Multi View Patient Tab Patient Registration Close Patient Scheduler Film Preview Copy to Film Sheet Local Database/Patient Browser 3D/MPR (CT) Evaluation Tab Average Filter Subtraction