Sony has announced an update to its vendor-neutral medical imaging platform NUCLeUS. The latest release introduces Remote Patient Monitoring (observation) functionality with recording functionalities for use in the operating room (OR), Intensive Care Units (ICU), endoscopy suites, procedure rooms or anywhere else in the hospital.
Developed in consultation with leading surgeons and with vendor neutrality in mind, NUCLeUS guides clinical staff through the planning, recording and sharing of video, still images and other patient-related data. Seamlessly linking Sony and third-party devices, applications, video and most importantly, people, NUCLeUS focuses on hospital staff requirements and use cases, adding value to imaging workflows.
NUCLeUS has added new functionality and features, including powerful bi-directional telestration capabilities allowing multiple remote users to simultaneously annotate, draw or highlight areas of interest in a live stream video or still image. This can be securely shared with authorized viewers to discuss as a group in real time, ideally suited for socially distanced environments. Equipped with a full set of recording functionalities, NUCLeUS is also a valuable tool for hospitals, outpatient surgery centers and private practices serving a variety of specialties including Urology, ENT, Obstetrics, Ophthalmic, Plastic surgery, and Robotics
“Sony is committed to developing NUCLeUS to suit the needs of patients and medical staff at all times,” said Theresa Alesso, pro division President, Sony Electronics. “The Remote Patient Monitoring capabilities within NUCLeUS are a primary example of this and were developed to help hospitals manage day-to-day requirements through the COVID-19 pandemic. We are committed to helping hospitals and healthcare providers reinvent their workflows and provide medical staff with the tools they need to continue delivering excellent patient care.”
New functionalities of NUCLeUS include:
• Mosaic Video Wall, presenting video streams from image sources in multiple ORs and ICUs simultaneously on a single display, thus providing a situational overview of activity in a tiled or mosaic format.
• An iPad Streaming function, allowing clinical staff to access images from any modality via an iPad in virtual real time within the OR, so medical staff can follow the intervention on their handheld device.
• High quality 4K conversion, allowing any HD resolution video content to be converted to 4K using advanced resolution-augmentation algorithms superior to conventional upscaling, giving a crisp ultra-high resolution view of converted video footage.
• Customizable Expanded Patient Distraction – helping to reduce patient anxiety through music tracks and video imagery that can be played in the OR to create a more relaxing and comfortable atmosphere.
• Patient Time-Out Functionality, featuring checklists that simplify time out of safety standards at the start, during and end of an operation.
• Enhanced Printing capabilities, allowing hard copies of still images captured by NUCLeUS to be created inside the OR using an optional UP-DR80MD A4 digital color printer. The Auto Print function also extends CMS (Content Management System) print functionality to collect a preconfigured number of stills, printing them automatically.
• Full compatibility with the latest Sony PTZ and fixed cameras including HD and 4K models.
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