Synapse Cardiovascular (Cardiology PACS)

Finally, all cardiovascular modalities working together in perfect harmony.

To support the entire care organization, Cardiology PACS solutions must evolve to function as a comprehensive Enterprise Imaging System. Growing enterprises need a solution that supports interoperability, third-party integration, and continuous product evolution. For cardiologists, evolution includes advanced reporting capabilities that help to support more informed decision-making. Synapse Cardiovascular is that solution.

Synapse Cardiovascular (Cardiology PACS) helps cardiologists efficiently and confidently interpret exceptional images with a streamlined workflow, image review and structured reporting in a variety of clinical areas.  Full image management, structured reporting capabilities, and tools are designed specifically for Nuclear Cardiology, Vascular Ultrasound, ECG management, Echocardiography and Cardiac Catheterization workflows. Therefore, Fujifilm’s Synapse Cardiovascular is an essential addition to any clinical workplace.

Synapse Cardiovascular automates structured reporting capabilities by instantly populating measurements, data, and procedural documentation into structured reports for Cardiovascular procedures with Synapse Cardiology PACS Advanced Reporting.

Synapse Cardiology PACS Advanced Reporting automated clinical reporting features include:

  • Entry of persistent patient-level data
  • Population of procedural documentation and measurements
  • Automatic summary based on quantitative results and diagrams
  • Built-in macros for clinical statement entry and access to previous report content for serial studies

In addition to communicating patient and procedure information, Synapse Cardiology PACS Advanced Reporting improves abstraction quality and charge capture processes while ensuring regulatory compliance.


Synapse Cardiovascular (Cardiology PACS) has everything physicians need to successfully complete echography exams. From adult to pediatric and fetal echography exams, it offers a highly specialized engineering software package that solves even the most complex calculations. It includes hundreds of possible measurements and calculations based on guidelines from the American Society of Echocardiography and the Inter-societal Commission for the Accreditation of Echocardiography Labs (ICAEL). Each preconfigured template features reporting profiles as well as clinical statements, measurements, and calculations. Furthermore, physicians can add embedded images, reporting requirements and their own comments for site-specific protocols. They can also configure their own defined macros for more efficient reporting. Synapse Cardiovascular provides pediatric clinicians with easier normal data measurements and evaluation. Synapse Cardiovascular offers a Pediatric Z-score Module (Pediatric Echo reporting: Boston Children’s Hospital Z-scores and Children’s Hospital of Michigan Z-scores; and Fetal Echo reporting: Boston Children’s Hospital Z-scores) to evaluate over 40 pediatric echography measurements, calculations and displays. The pediatric clinicians simply enter height and weight or age.

Cardiac Cath

Synapse Cardiovascular covers all bases when it comes to today’s Cath Lab. Developed using a cardiologist-directed design process, Synapse Cardiovascular optimizes workflow and enables rapid completion of detailed structural procedural reports. Synapse Cardiovascular increases productivity and accuracy with a diagram-driven graphical user interface, intuitive report preparation functions, and advanced image evaluation tools. Templates are pre-populated with lesion and device data. It integrates fully with third-party hemodynamic monitoring systems.

Nuclear Cardiology

Synapse Cardiovascular provides physicians with the most advanced technologies to analyze their findings. Therefore, Christie Innomed employs Corridor4DM, an innovative software application specially developed for the quantification and review of cardiac perfusion and function of nuclear cardiology SPECT studies. Corridor 4DM uses a foundation of algorithms developed at the University of Michigan to provide robust image displays; including 3D and 2D polar maps and short axis images. Structured reporting allows fast and accurate report creation.

Vascular Ultrasound

Synapse Cardiovascular takes vascular ultrasound studies to a higher level by offering a highly sophisticated engineering software package that solves even the most complex calculations. It includes hundreds of possible measurements and calculations that can modify, expand or group together to match physicians’ reports. It provides interactive diagrams with auto-interpretation and includes freehand drawing tools for annotations of vascular diagrams. Couple this with our completely customizable structured reporting capabilities to make vascular ultrasound exams more advanced, completely comprehensive, extraordinarily interactive, and incredibly efficient.

ECG/Stress/Holter/PFT/EEG/EMG Management

The Synapse Cardiovascular ECG Module (also sold as a standalone Epiphany Cardio Server) manages diagnostic test results from over 260 devices, 80 vendors in 23 diagnostic modalities. Physician’s access and edit studies via a standard web browser. With the Synapse Cardiovascular ECG module, creating finalized, signed ECGs, stress, Holter and other diagnostic test result reports is quicker and easier than ever.

Synapse Cadiovascular utilizes secure internet protocols for clients’ download and installation. It also provides full viewing and reporting capabilities as LAN connections and user interface. DICOM images and SR data are received from the imaging device with no additional compression, utilizing remote reading mode and local caching.

Advanced Clinical Application
Invia 4DM-SPECT for Nuclear cardiology quantification, Pie CAAS for Cath coronary and left ventricular analysis, Philips QLAB for Philips Ultrasound advanced analysis and quantification.

IT Standards
Windows operating platforms, Synapse Cardiovascular utilizes a standard Microsoft SQL Server relational database as well as HL7 and DICOM imaging and SR protocols. Validated to operate in a virtual operating environment.

Synapse Cardiovascular offers an extensive portfolio of DICOM, Hemodynamic, ECG, and HIS interfaces (HL7), including ADT, Orders, Results-out and Billing. In addition, Synapse Cardiovascular has developed custom mechanisms to support the transfer of measurement data from legacy ultrasound systems. Synapse Cardiovascular is integrated with Synapse PACS for easy access to images and reports from either application, at any location.

Data Management
Administrative reporting to help facilities manage their departments effectively.

The Healthcare market demands solutions with high performance, reliability, and scalability. Compared to traditional server configurations, virtualization has a significantly lower total cost of ownership (TCO). The main factors are lower energy costs, less heat and thus savings in air conditioning and more efficient hardware utilization. The integration in an existing VMware environment and the use of available hardware resources (SAN, NAS, HSM) play a major role in this cost-conscious market, using VMware developed Fujifilm solutions that address these key requirements. Fujifilm is an official member of the program’s Technology Alliance Partner (TAP) and tests the Synapse products at the VMware headquarters in Palo Alto.

Software only, vendor and hardware neutral
Since it is vendor-neutral, Synapse Cardiovascular (Cardiology PACS) integrates with the widest variety of device vendors on the market. And since it is also hardware-neutral, it will fit perfectly in existing infrastructures.

Secure anytime, anywhere access
Synapse Cardiovascular is designed from the ground up for compliance with privacy rights with an architecture that protects against data loss by offering full logging, reporting and auditing. Web-based virtualization capabilities using both VMware and Citrix facilitate anytime, anywhere secure access.

Automatic clinical report summarization
Synapse Cardiovascular summarizes diagrams, schematics and measurement data to improve accuracy/reproducibility and reduce the number of mouse clicks to create and finalize clinical reports.

Common database AND user interface
A common database and user interface across all modalities including Cath, Echo, Nuclear, Vascular US, etc. for higher clinical and administrative efficiency and to maximize staff productivity.

Documentation across the continuum of care
Full structured reporting capability that is customizable to fit the facility’s workflow, terminology and standards of care.

Physician reporting
Automatic summaries of editable coronary and vascular diagrams, wall-motion scoring and measurement data allow physicians to document anatomical findings quickly and accurately with minimal mouse clicks. Configurable narrative statements are automatically added to the final electronic report.

One vendor, one solution

From DR and CR digital X-ray systems, to women’s health imaging systems, to the Synapse family of products that includes PACS, RIS, Synapse 3D, and Synapse Cardiovascular, to archiving and cloud storage, Fujifilm provides a comprehensive portfolio of solutions that allows health systems to integrate and consolidate data management, standardizing platforms across all imaging. Fujifilm provides the answers to increasing pressure on the efficiency and productivity of technologists and radiologists.

Fujifilm: Focused on Continuous Innovation

Fujifilm Medical Systems is devoted to providing healthcare experiences that enhance the quality of life. From the development of the first web-based PACS system to new detector technologies such as ISS and Direct Optical Switching, Fujifilm Medical Systems continues to provide technological solutions that embody these values.

Fujifilm is constantly pursuing better solutions, from microscopy to outer space. Fujifilm Advanced Research Laboratories works in fields ranging from organic synthesis, to pharmaceuticals, to image processing, bringing continuous innovation and leading-edge products to a broad spectrum of industries. Fujifilm is a Fortune 200 global corporation powered by a dedicated international workforce, an annual commitment of $2 billion to research and development (R&D), and a steadfast pledge to empower customers through innovation. Fujifilm is dedicated to researching and developing cutting-edge technologies that will shape the future.