Images are wirelessly transmitted in seconds to the hospital’s PACS image management system so radiologists and clinicians can consult in real-time on treatment decisions.
One of the largest specialist heart and chest hospitals in the UK, Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital NHS Foundation Trust provides specialist services in cardiothoracic surgery, cardiology, respiratory medicine including adult cystic fibrosis and diagnostic imaging.
At the end of 2013 the Groupement de Coopération Sanitaire (GCS) Télésanté Midi-Pyrénées selected Carestream to provide shared PACS and RIS services and teleradiology support.
The DRX-Ascend System can be configured with DRX-1 and DRX-1C detectors. Both detectors fit into the standard Bucky used in X-ray wall stands and tables.
The MPS offering includes a comprehensive Web portal that provides access to film usage, billing, inventory records, shipment tracking and service information among other features.
The hospital staff has been using imaging systems from Carestream for more than 10 years. It also has three Carestream digital radiography rooms and three computed radiography systems.
Diagnostic imaging workstations are being installed in both home and visiting team locker rooms to allow for medical image viewing by physicians and trainers from both the Chargers and visiting teams.
A Motor Assist feature has been added to its fully automated CARESTREAM DRX-Evolution DR Room that allows operators to manually move the overhead tube with assistance from the system’s motors.
The company’s DRX systems help streamline workflow and improve patient care in both room and mobile environments. To maximize utilization and flexibility, the DRX detectors can easily be moved to any DRX room or mobile DRX system.
Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust manages hospital services across Northumberland and in North Tyneside. North Tyneside hospital has a 24 hour A&E department together with a wide range of diagnostic testing and outpatient clinics covering a range of specialties.
Pekin Hospital will upgrade its CARESTREAM Vue PACS and purchased Carestream’s Vue Motion image viewer to equip referring physicians and clinicians with convenient access to patients’ radiology images and data using mobile devices.
Todd Minnigh, Carestream’s Vice President, Worldwide Sales & Marketing Development, will give a presentation entitled “Patient Care Over There: What We Can Learn from Radiology Practices Around the Globe”.
The Foscote Hospital is a Charitable Trust serving patients in Banbury and the surrounding areas of Northamptonshire, Warwickshire and Gloucestershire which offers surgical and medical treatments for private patients and specific procedures for the NHS.
Carestream worked with the hospital’s radiologists and managers to set protocols, so image quality and presentation are consistent across every DRX imaging system.
The new equipment and resources will help deliver enhanced
production and pilot coating capabilities that allow for faster scale-up and
enable step changes in defect detection and product quality for advanced
The CARESTREAM DRX-Revolution Mobile X-ray System features exceptional maneuverability and excellent image quality. In addition, the DRX-Evolution Standard-Q configuration performs outpatient exams since it is close to the hospital’s outpatient imaging center.
The Trust serves a population of approximately 440,000 residents across
Blackpool, Fylde, Wyre, Lancashire and South Cumbria and the North of England
while the Lancashire Cardiac Centre provides
heart and lung treatment for the people of Lancashire, Cumbria and beyond.
The hospital’s IT and radiology staffs carefully evaluated leading PACS suppliers before selecting Carestream’s offering.
Carestream continues to be the only supplier that can use a PACS workstation to complete all the cases at the annual Workstation Face-Off.
Carestream personnel use advanced diagnostic tools to assess and correct problems when conditions indicate that a system component may have failed or a system is not meeting specified performance levels.
In WellStar Kennestone Regional Medical Center’s ER, two DRX-1 systems converted two trauma bays while a DRX-Revolution and a retrofitted mobile imaging system now perform bedside exams.
Spire Elland, UK, Upgrades to CARESTREAM DRX TechnologyMay 27, 2014MedicalGENEVA, Switzerland, May 27 ― Spire Elland, part of the Spire Healthcare group in the UK, has installed a CARESTREAM DRX Evolution DR Room and a CARESTREAM DRX Revolution Mobile X
At the hospital’s Mountain View campus one DRX-Revolution is dedicated to the neonatal ICU and two DRX-Revolution systems capture up to 90 images a day in the ER and OR as well as for bedside inpatient exams.
Carestream Tollcoating’s innovative PET film features a proprietary hardcoat formulation usable on a variety of substrates, which delivers the reduced iridescence required for optical products.
Veterinarians can also view patient images from home or any remote location on iPad 2 mobile devices by logging into their mini-PACS system.
The discussion will include the benefits of patient portals as well as the challenges of implementation and decisions about access rules and limitations that may need to be considered by providers.
Carestream will discuss its latest generation of Vue healthcare IT solutions that equips IT managers to streamline user access, sharing and management of images across the enterprise.
The hospital’s sudden increase in volume is due to discharged veterans with active duty injuries who are being referred by the Veterans Evaluation Board. These veterans account for 500 imaging studies a month.
Image Suite offers Web-based patient scheduling, image review and reporting and flexible archiving solutions. This versatile offering is ideal for urgent care facilities, imaging centers and physicians’ offices.
The new PACS will support multi-site reading of medical imaging exams and sharing of diagnostic information to help physicians determine the best treatment path for each patient’s condition.
The discussion will be moderated by Matthew B. Morgan, MD, University of Utah Health Sciences Center. It will take place on Thursday, May 15, from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm in the Innovation Theater of Exhibit Hall B at the Long Beach Convention Center.
Major Hospital (Shelbyville, Ind.), purchased and installed an upgrade to the newest CARESTREAM Vue PACS to benefit from advanced features and options.
Throughout the tender process, Carestream demonstrated the benefits of being a single solutions provider and its ability to supply a highly effective and affordable solution that took account of existing solutions.
Carestream’s current software already offers companion images that can enhance visualization of tubes, PICC lines and pneumothorax.
The hospital also implemented Carestream’s zero footprint Vue Motion enterprise image viewer that allows physicians to access imaging studies and reports from any location using laptops or mobile devices.
The hospital’s radiology team conducted a week of on-site patient imaging for both the DRX-Revolution and an existing mobile imaging system retrofitted with a Carestream DRX-1 system.
Delivering benefits of wireless digital radiography in key areas throughout the hospital. One DRX-Revolution replaced an older CR X-ray room in the hospital’s Level 1 Trauma Centre, and the other DRX-Revolution captures X-ray images of ICU and inpatients.
The VA center is updating outdated imaging technology in all of its radiology rooms. After evaluating six suppliers, the Supervisor of Radiology and the hospital’s technologists selected the DRX-Evolution.
thorough review of competitive offerings, Monash Health concluded that
Carestream’s systems would best serve the needs of their four large public
hospitals and rehabilitation centre.
The annual scouting Combine is an event where select college football players perform physical tests for evaluation by NFL coaches, general managers and scouts who are preparing to draft new players.
FDA clearance has been received for use of Carestream's Vue Motion image viewer for clinical reading of medical X-ray exams using iPhone 4s, iPad 2, Galaxy Note® and Galaxy S® III mobile devices.
SPIE is the international society for optics and photonics. The 2014 conference will be held Feb. 15-20, in San Diego, California.
The title is “Executive Perspective: How to Achieve Efficient Enterprise Data Management” and the session is open to all HIMSS attendees.
Carestream’s zero footprint Vue Motion image viewer now equips more than 500 physicians with access to radiology reports and imaging studies from mobile devices such as iPads, which provides rapid, easy access at any location—from patients’ hospital rooms to operating suites or offices.
The new PACS will deliver true 64-bit processing (not 64-bit emulation) to address the data-intensive needs of healthcare facilities worldwide and support the move to a Windows operating system.
Many of these solutions will be on show for the first time in Europe and are being demonstrated as current works-in-progress.
This new module is scheduled to include the display of DICOM-compliant 2D synthetic views, which are calculated from the 3D dataset.
A new generation of its Vue RIS platform (as a work in progress) that showcases the company’s commitment to leadership in RIS technology will be demonstrated at the 2014 European Congress of Radiology (ECR).
A new generation of its Vue PACS platform (as a work in progress) that is designed to create productivity-enhancing capabilities for radiologists and referring physicians will be shown at ECR.
At ECR Carestream will highlight its Managed Print Solutions (MPS) programme that pairs the outstanding image quality of its DRYVIEW laser imagers and medical films with a comprehensive, all-inclusive programme that provides a broad range of benefits to healthcare providers.
At ECR we will show our latest version of image acquisition software that will include innovative standard and optional features for our CR and DR systems.
Study participants commended Carestream for its reliability and smooth integration with other systems. Vue PACS earned high ratings in MD Buyline’s Market Intelligence Briefing™ for Fourth Quarter 2013.
The Trust, centred on the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Gateshead, is the first in the north east of England to purchase such new systems using the NHS Supply Chain Framework Agreement.
The MD Buyline Report applauds Carestream's DRX Systems for performance and reliability. Carestream was the highest ranked company for both service response time and service repair quality. Healthcare providers also gave Carestream high marks for installation and applications training.
Carestream Tollcoating significantly expanded its contract manufacturing services in 2013 to improve product development and scale-up capabilities for its advanced technology customers.
Patents were awarded for innovations in radiology imaging, healthcare IT, dental imaging and other areas, reflecting another successful year in developing advanced technology across its global businesses.
These digital imaging systems proved invaluable when the hospital began receiving Boston Marathon bombing patients just 15 minutes after the first explosion. “Seconds count when you have 24 patients that have lost limbs or have severe shrapnel injuries.
Medical imaging systems involved in this contract include Carestream’s versatile family of digital radiography systems that deliver rapid access to X-ray exams by radiologists and physicians, which is designed to improve patient care.
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