“Operation Workstation” during the pandemic with SYNAPSE® Home Reporting

A mammoth task has been underway to build dozens of home reporting workstations in the UK. The Fujifilm Medical Informatics team and supporting supply chain staff have been working flat out over a number weeks to deliver this project, which will mean radiologists can report from the safety of their own homes.

Starting back in March,  "Operation Workstation" has involved the team unboxing monitors and computers, which they then build and configure as Home Reporting workstations, and then re-box before shipping out to the radiologists.  It’s been quite a production line!

The Fujifilm Home Reporting solution allows radiologists to work flexibly from home with the same hardware, software and imaging quality as they are used to in the hospital, and with the same range of advanced reporting tools.  This provides the Health Boards and Trusts with the ability to increase core reporting capacity, and contributes significantly to meeting the increased reporting demands during the Covid-19 pandemic, where chest imaging is placing a huge pressure on radiology services.

The SYNAPSE® platform enables radiologists to replicate their hospital reporting environment at home, including user profile, settings and preferences.  The system supports both PACS and RIS driven reporting workflow, using voice recognition, and includes the full range of image manipulation tools including 3D image rendering.  Users are presented with the same graphical user interface that they see in the hospital, and unique SYNAPSE® compression technology maintains functionality over restricted bandwidths and networks.