According to Raghu Nyamagoudar, VP of engineering at Sirona, one of the biggest challenges faced by radiology in its transition to the cloud has been performance, particularly the load times for Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS). However, Sirona has now successfully resolved these issues for radiologists across the United States, and soon, globally.
Sirona announced that its platform, Starlink, offers best-in-class workflow performance, allowing customers to experience an average radiology image load time of 2.3 seconds. This breakthrough is expected to greatly benefit healthcare organizations in rural areas where rapid readings of radiology reports are crucial for patients with critical conditions.
By addressing performance concerns, Sirona aims to leverage the power of fast internet access from anywhere, providing efficient radiology workflows and improving patient outcomes. With Starlink, Sirona customers can now access their images and reports seamlessly, regardless of their location within the coverage area.
This advancement in performance is a significant milestone in the adoption of cloud-based radiology solutions. The ability to provide quick and reliable image load times will enhance the overall efficiency and effectiveness of radiologists’ work, enabling better patient care.
As Sirona continues to expand its coverage, radiologists around the world can look forward to harnessing the benefits of cloud-based platforms like Starlink. With improved performance, healthcare providers will have the necessary tools to make faster and more accurate diagnoses, ultimately improving patient outcomes and advancing the field of radiology as a whole.