PharyDoc integrates imaging such as fluoroscopy or endoscopy, together with patient video and audio, commonly used during dysphagia, speech and cleft palate examinations. The system is scalable and can include one or several examination rooms. With PharyDoc, examinations can be recorded, edited, reviewed and securely stored with imaging, video and audio fully synchronized.
Vendor-neutral integration of medical imaging, audio and video
PharyDoc integrates medical imaging, video and audio commonly used during dysphagia, speech and cleft palate examinations. Bildteknik offers truly vendor-neutral integration, integrating any make or model from any supplier. For example, we have integrated devices from Canon Medical Systems, GE Healthcare, Intuitive (daVinci Surgery), Karl Storz, Medtronic, Olympus, Pentax Medical, Philips Healthcare, Richard Wolf, Siemens Healthineers, Sony, Stryker, Toshiba and Zeiss.
Capture and record
Using PharyDoc, you can record and save synchronized fluoroscopy or endoscopy images, patient video and audio. PharyDoc features lossless recording without compression. The system simultaneously captures images from the X-ray machine or endoscope, the video camera as well as audio from two microphone inputs (patient and operator audio).
Recording can be configured to start automatically, for example when the fluoroscopy pedal is pressed. As PharyDoc can be connected to the hospital HIS, RIS or EHR system, it offers the full convenience of DICOM worklist functionality, but also allows registration of unscheduled patients. Patient information validation, such as social security number validation, is possible and customizable to suit local needs.
Replay and review
All elements captured during the examination remain synchronized during playback. Replay everything together or select to review a single element, in normal speed or frame by frame in slow motion.
PharyDoc also lets you export images or video files to a portable storage device for educational use. Examinations captured at the workstation are easily accessed and reviewed from other hospital computers with separately installed software clients, such as at the doctor’s office, from an auditorium or at a remote location.
Edit and share
At any PharyDoc workstation, examinations can be accessed and edited. Select sequences of interest to extract from the recorded material, to be saved in PACS or exported as video or image files for easy sharing or use in presentations and lecturing.
With a common storage in place, access to recorded material is easy. Images and audio can be reviewed inside or outside the hospital or shared to an auditorium. PharyDoc also lets you export images or video files to a portable storage device.
Archive and store
All recorded material is saved on a scalable storage, either directly in the examination room or in the hospital department. Recorded material or edited sequences can optionally be sent to the hospital PACS. PharyDoc links all recorded examinations to the unique patient identification number, ensuring an optimal work flow.
Connected to hospital IT systems
PharyDoc integrates seamlessly with the hospital PACS, HIS/RIS and EHR systems. This means that PharyDoc can receive and use DICOM worklists, save to PACS and open files that are stored in the PACS system. PharyDoc integrates with the majority of PACS systems, such as:
AGFA enterprise imaging 8.0 PACS system
FujiFilm Synapse PACS system
Sectra enterprise imaging PACS system
The examination could be transmitted digitally to an electronic picture archiving and communication system (PACS or PharyDoc) to provide rapid retrieval and analyses of the entire swallowing sequence. The availability is excellent and easy to handle and any pathophysiology could be analysed in detail related to the flow of different given textures.
Margareta Bülow, Ph.D., SLP
Skane University Hospital (SUS)
How it works
PharyDoc is a medical device manufactured under ISO 13485. Running installations are present in several countries including Sweden and United Arab Emirates.
Dubai Hospital, United Arab Emirates
Al Jalila Children’s Specialty Hospital, United Arab Emirates
Linköping University Hospital, Sweden
Oslo University Hospital, Norway
Skåne University Hospital, Sweden
• Any type of modality providing standard video interfaces
• Connections: DVI, HDSDI, 3G-SDI, VGA, composite
• Any I/O, for example scope buttons, foot switches etc.
• DICOM worklist
• 2 image sources, synchronized, separated and combined, lossless recording without compression
• Video resolution: any format up to 1920×1080 at 30 frames per second
• Simultaneous audio recording, 2 channels
• Adjust brightness and contrast, zoom and invert
• Adjustable playback speed
• Local and central examination storage
• Remaining storage capacity/recording time indicator
• Local storage – up to 256 terabyte
• Enterprise storage – hosted by hospital
• Export to PACS
• Edit sequences
• Export videos and audio
• Export still images
Studies where PharyDoc has been used: