A new solution for orthopedic surgery planning is now available through Siemens Healthineers Digital Ecosystem, an online platform that allows healthcare providers to access applications that can help “digitalize” healthcare. “Siemens Healthineers has created an OpenApp Store to share a new way to organize and experience applications from Siemens Healthineers and other vendors – directly on syngo.via. The store allows [users] to browse, download and test applications as well as request quotes. mediCAD Hectec with its software solution is one of the first partners to join this store ”, said Stephanie Maier, marketing, mediCAD Hectec GmbH. MD + DI.
mediCAD Classic is an orthopedic planning software solution that details, calculates and documents the most effective alternatives before surgery. mediCAD provides “algorithms that automatically detect landmarks that help determine a patient’s situation,” said Maier. “It makes planning a lot faster than having to manually draw all the landmarks. Many measurements are displayed and help the surgeon decide how the patient can be treated.
The software combines patient images and digital implant models from 130 manufacturers for preoperative planning. The system supports a multimodal approach. “With the ability to choose how to get a preoperative image for planning, such as X-ray, MRI or CBCT, surgeons are able to use the image that best fits the case,” a- she declared. “Sometimes an x-ray is enough to determine and assess a medical situation and to continue planning your surgery. But in more difficult cases, it is often useful to obtain a three-dimensional image by MRI and CBCT.
The hope is to simplify the planning. “Digital planning ensures a high level of preoperative planning and therefore operational quality. Up to 90% time savings compared to conventional planning is guaranteed, ”said Maier. “With an integrated implant database with more than 130 international implant manufacturers, surgeons have access to over 500,000 models to choose from. Through digitized preoperative planning and postoperative monitoring (which can also be performed via mediCAD), physicians are able to document and archive their work for process review. “
mediCAD Classic is available in the United States and Europe. “The syngo.via OpenApp store is a globally accessible store with country-specific store accesses,” said Maier. For example, “By the time a product is approved by the FDA, it may be released in the US store. mediCAD is FDA approved software and therefore available in the US store. By clicking the mediCAD button on syngo.via, customers have the option of downloading a 90-day free trial version of mediCAD or requesting a quote directly. Whatever their choice, mediCAD and Siemens guarantee technical and informational support for this medical product.
Jörn Seel, CEO of mediCAD Hectec, added in a press release: “We strongly believe that this offering will advance clinical practice by combining cost-effective and efficient workflows with all the functionality of the popular mediCAD Classic software. Therefore, we are very proud to partner with Siemens Healthineers on their aspirations for the digitalization of healthcare. “