Exhibitors at the 2009 Radiological Society of North America Scientific Assembly in Chicago made a number of product announcements. Following is a sampling of some of the information technology developments.

--Siemens Healthcare, Malvern, Pa., unveiled syngo.via, new advanced visualization and workflow software that automatically prepares cases for reading, pre-selecting appropriate images for radiologists to view. The company says it has 13 beta sites now testing the application. These include The Cleveland Clinic and Johns Hopkins Hospitals. By linking to a computerized physician order entry system, syngo.via can present the relevant portion of an image study to speed the reading, the company says. Referring physicians also can use the application to access relevant images on any computer platform via a virtual private network.

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