Fujifilm announces launch of Synapse VNA 6.4

Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A. announced Wednesday it has launched the latest version of its Synapse VNA system, Synapse VNA 6.4. The upgrade includes support for DICOM web services and was designed to support WADO-RS, which helps users locate and retrieve specific DICOM objects, and QIDO-RS, which helps users query for specific DICOM objects and receive a full list of matches.

Nathan Gurgel, director of healthcare IT marketing for Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A.’s TeraMedica division, said in a prepared statement that this upgrade makes it easier for health systems to get the most out of their data.

"The introduction of DICOM web to the Synapse VNA is a very exciting development for healthcare institutions, providing greater data accessibility than ever before throughout the healthcare enterprise,” he said. “This means faster, easier access of images and data from the entire organization through an unprecedented range of applications on any device.”

"With the addition of DICOM web services to the repertoire of Synapse VNA and the overall medical informatics industry, Fujifilm VNA supports the ability for greater access to data mine and analyze a wealth of medical information,” Mark Wheeler, senior director of engineering for Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A.’s TeraMedica division, said in the same statement. “In addition, we have observed significant performance improvements which have value to the end users, but the standards to obtain the medical information can significantly benefit Fujifilm’s end customers, the patients."