Syntermed Awarded 510(k) Clearance for Cardiac Imaging Decision Support System

Emory Toolbox 4.0 launches with new SmartReport.

 

May 23, 2013
Dr. Garcia with Emory (Cardiac) Toolbox software; photo credit: Jack Kearse, Emory University

Syntermed Inc. has been awarded 510(k) clearance for Emory Cardiac Toolbox version 4.0.

"One of the many things that makes Emory Toolbox 4.0 different is SmartReport, the first-ever, cloud-based nuclear cardiology reporting tool using decision support,” said Michael Lee, CEO, Syntermed Inc. The decision support system that powers SmartReport is called Syntermed IDS and will allow diagnosticians to perform faster, more accurate nuclear cardiology reports from single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) and positron emission tomography (PET) heart scans.

The new Emory Toolbox 4.0 was totally rebuilt on a progressive .NET framework to maximize the computer and network technologies, but it still has the same familiar user-guide. Designed to increase lab workflow and efficiency, Toolbox 4.0 has a more intuitive user interface that supports a dynamic windows manager and a new 3-D display, and it offers simplified packaging whereby many of the existing tools are now a standard part of Toolbox 4.0.

The Emory Toolbox 4.0 is an Internet — Wi-Fi-based system and acquires the data from the electrocardiography (ECG)-gated myocardial perfusion SPECT studies, automatically reconstructing the data, then analyzing and converting it to quantitative parameters or factors of abnormality. This data is then submitted to an imaging decision support system that is continuously updated with the to reach an impression of the patient's heart status. The physician then sees the justification for the diagnosis and can make changes to the report. The entire process is designed to be faster, more efficient and user-friendly while providing a comprehensive report that is more easily accessible given today’s technology.

Syntermed received 501(k) clearance in May 2013.

For more information: www.syntermed.com