Sony plans to release a new, more user-friendly workflow version of its modality-neutral NUCLeUS™ medical imaging platform, pending FDA 510(k) clearance. The next generation platform is intended to offer hospitals a streamlined digital imaging workflow and create valuable efficiency improvements, in addition to supporting 4K resolution. It is also designed to easily route and deliver key information, such as video, audio and other pertinent clinical data, wherever and whenever it is needed across the hospital campus.
With simple and secure access from anywhere over a hospital’s IP network, professionals will be able to capture and manage video and audio content in near real-time for centralized storage and access through NUCLeUS, offering new workflows and operational efficiencies.
NUCLeUS will offer hospitals a host of revolutionary benefits, from enhanced training and education tools to cost-effective networked medical image content management. It is designed to streamline the workflow in operating rooms and laboratory facilities by providing fast access to relevant imaging data via an easy-to-use central dashboard. It is also intended to provide users with a virtually real-time transmission function to help clinicians and management teams make more informed decisions.
“At Sony, we are experts in 4K and IP technology in the broadcast and production realm, and it is a natural evolution for these technologies to provide the same benefits and efficiencies to the healthcare space,” said Theresa Alesso, pro division president, Sony Electronics. “With the next generation of the NUCLeUS platform, Sony will offer a modality-neutral, digital solution that will efficiently address the demands of O.R. managers and integrators. As connected devices gain a foothold in hospitals, clinicians will gain new capabilities to centrally collect, store and distribute medical imaging files across a hospital network, enabling more effective and informed patient care.”
Working off a flexible, software-based environment, NUCLeUS showcases Sony’s continued investment in the healthcare industry with this introduction of a new NUCLeUS smart application designed to utilize existing hospital network infrastructures.
Highlights of the design features of the next generation NUCLeUS platform include:
Workflow-orientated features for clinicians
Customers outside of the United States that have deployed Sony’s current NUCLeUS imaging platform in a move to create enhanced surgical imaging workflows and optimize their operations include:
Sony is committed to helping healthcare organizations streamline their imaging workflows, so that clinical staff can provide the best professional offerings. The NUCLeUS imaging platform is an innovative system for medical imaging that is designed to contribute to operational efficiency and quality improvements and to provide tools for better informed clinical decisions.
This next generation is the result of Sony’s acquisition in 2016 of eSATURNUS, a Belgium-based company that provides leading clinical video-over-IP solutions for the medical field. This expertise, combined with Sony’s leading imaging and AV/IT technologies, has led to the continual investment and development of the NUCLeUS imaging platform.
The next generation NUCLeUS platform is planned to be available in the U.S. in December 2019, pending FDA 510(k) clearance. For more information, please visit pro.sony/medical.
 Pending FDA 510(k) clearance – not currently available for sale within the United States