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Business Model for Teleapplication Services

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000169176D
Published in the IP.com Journal: Volume 8 Issue 4B (2008-04-24)
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2008-Apr-24
Document File: 1 page(s) / 23K

Publishing Venue

Siemens

Related People

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Abstract

The growing number of imaging systems and the limited amount of expert resources to support and operate an imaging system produce a resource problem for both, the provider of imaging services and the provider of imaging equipment. It is a challenge for the provider of imaging equipment to have enough resources on-hand to give on-site applications support during initial system installation and follow up on-site support, and to train and have enough resources on-hand to provide the best possible results. Up to now, application support happens at this point on-site by an application specialist or on a case by case basis interactively via a network connection. The imaging results dependent on the user on-site.

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Business Model for Teleapplication Services

Idea: Juergen Heller, DE-Erlangen

The growing number of imaging systems and the limited amount of expert resources to support and operate an imaging system produce a resource problem for both, the provider of imaging services and the provider of imaging equipment. It is a challenge for the provider of imaging equipment to have enough resources on-hand to give on-site applications support during initial system installation and follow up on-site support, and to train and have enough resources on-hand to provide the best possible results.

Up to now, application support happens at this point on-site by an application specialist or on a case by case basis interactively via a network connection. The imaging results dependent on the user on- site.

It is possible to access and control an imaging system (e.g. MRI system) from remote. It is also possible to interactively run the imaging system (e.g. MRI System) from any location via a network connection. The product Syngo Expert-I of the Siemens AG offers this possibility.

This idea targets the business proposal to establish expert application centers, which have access to one or multiple imaging systems and facilitate the set-up of the clinical and workflow applications. In this scenario, the staff of the application centers sets up the complete application and workflow spectrum of the respective imaging system for later use. This leaves only patient set-up and patient supervision as well as examination start (and if unforeseen necessary the examination stop) to the user on site. As a back up, complete control on-site is also possible when selecting expert mode. The focus lies on the complete spectrum of applications and workflow to avoid the need for specialized (specialized e.g. in MRI) on-site support completely. Tools for localization of the region of interest and measurements from the region of interest are automati...