Finger Lakes Health uses Synapse@, a state-of-the-art, radiology image and information network system. Developed by Fuji Film Medical Systems USA, Inc., a leader in diagnostic imaging technology, Synapse is a Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS), that permits the ability to electronically view, transmit and store diagnostic images, such as those generated by CT scan, Ultrasound, X-ray, Nuclear Medicine, and MRI.
Once a diagnostic image has been "captured," the PACS technology enables radiologists to immediately call-up that image on any PC and make a diagnosis within seconds, thus eliminating the lengthy wait times previously necessitated by film development and the need to hand-carry images through the hospital for delivery to the radiologist's office. This efficiency is a significant benefit to patients who now experience shorter waiting times, receive quicker diagnosis, and are on a faster path to necessary treatment.
Perhaps the biggest benefit of the PACS is that Fuji's Synapse is a Web-based technology, enabling members of the patient care team to ultimately view the diagnostic image, via a secure connection, from any designated computer-even a home PC. This means patients can be diagnosed quite quickly and never need to wait for an on-call physician to arrive. And joint consultations are now easily facilitated by simply transmitting the images to off-site radiologists and specialists.