Sony releases next-generation NUCLeUS smart medical imaging platform for hospitals


Vendor-neutral NUCLeUS imaging platform offers advanced integration and streamlined digital workflows

Sony has released a new, more-user-friendly workflow version of its vendor-neutral medical imaging platform, NUCLeUS.

The next-generation solution will offer hospitals a streamlined digital imaging workflow and create valuable efficiency improvements.

It can also easily deliver key information, such as video and audio, whenever and wherever it is needed across the whole hospital campus.

NUCLeUS offers hospitals a host of new revolutionary benefits, from enhanced training and education tools, to cost-effective networked medical image content management.

It can boost the performance of all imaging applications and service offerings in interventional suites, operating, and examination rooms.

And it also provides users with a real-time transmission function, which helps clinicians and management teams make more-informed decisions.

The secure and ultra-fast connectivity to an almost-unlimited on- or off-premise computing power, a toolbox for signal processing and new AI technologies bring OR integration and real-time data processing in hospitals to a completely-new level of workflow efficiency.

“At Sony, we always aim to develop the most-advanced solutions that allow medical professionals to provide their patients with the best and most-effective care,” said Rolf Messmer, strategic marketing manager for medical AV/IT system solutions at Sony.

“This new release of NUCLeUS is a big step forward on that path.

“With a significant increase in connected devices in modern hospitals, it’s now more important than ever to put a central imaging ‘operating system’ in place that collects, stores and distributes medical imaging files, not only in operating rooms, examination rooms, and interventional suites, but across the entire hospital network.

“With NUCLeUS, medical professionals can be confident that they will instantly get the patient information they need without delay.”

NUCLeUS introduces a new suite of smart applications and is designed to utilise existing hospital network infrastructures as much as possible, ensuring a fast return on investment.

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The new additions and improvements available in the next generation of NUCLeUS include:

  • It can handle multi-format, multi-standard and any resolution up to 4K
  • It has enhanced streaming and recording of high-quality audio and video, powered by advanced video switching and routing capabilities
  • It has improved image routing and viewing options, enabling smoother imaging workflows through all phases of a surgical intervention, from the planning stage to post-operative patient reviews
  • Updated education and teaching broadcasting capabilities using real-time communication tools such as smarter annotation features
  • Workflow enhancement through NUCLeUS smart applications such as rotation correction
  • It is a fully-scalable solution which can be easily extended to other rooms or hospital buildings at any time
  • It provides IT managers with a secure and encrypted way of remote and preventive solution maintenance, including self-monitoring capabilities
  • Vendor-neutral software-driven platform
  • Greater support for third-party applications via business APIs and a variety of mechanisms and tools
  • Secure HIS integration and fully HL7/DICOM compatible