iMedicalApps.com Reviews the CARESTREAM Vue Motion Medical Image Viewer

Cristine Kao

Cristine Kao, Global Marketing Manager, Healthcare IT, Carestream

Recently, we received FDA clearance for the use of our Vue Motion medical image viewer with mobile devices. Supported devices for this new technology include the iPad and almost all other mobile tablets. What makes Vue Motion so unique is that its the first web-based viewer that can be accessed from tablets without installing additional software. There are no storage or technology requirements for users’ mobile devices, PCs or workstations. Its intuitive design can also minimize training to speed adoption by healthcare providers. Vue Motion is independent so the viewer can be integrated with other vendors’ PACS systems, DICOM archives or XDS repositories. It can also be embedded in a HIS or EMR portal to allow clinicians and referring physicians to quickly and easily view patient data and radiology images with a single log-in from anywhere. Vue Motion

Wouter Stom,  a physician from the Netherlands, currently doing a PhD in radiology, and an editor at iMedicalApps.com, an independent online medical publication written by a team of physicians and medical students who provide commentary and reviews of mobile medical technology and applications, took Vue Motion for a spin on an iPad 2. You can read his in-depth review here:  The first HTML5 radiology viewer approved by the FDA, review of Vue Motion Medical Image Viewer.

His verdict?  “Vue Motion is a simple and hassle-free viewer that works almost flawlessly across multiple platforms without the need to install any software or apps. In its current state, it is perfectly usable for the clinician to review images remotely or on the bed-side.”

Do you have mobile access to imaging data? How could Vue Motion help your facility? 

 

RSNA Fun: Dancing with the CARESTREAM DRX-Revolution

A few weeks post RSNA 2011 and we thought we’d look back at two of the fun moments from this year’s meeting.

Dancing with the CARESTREAM DRX-Revolution*
Carestream’s Martin S. Pesce, RT, Applications Engineer, gets perfect 10s from the judges at RSNA for his pirouettes with the works-in-progress mobile x-ray system!

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We weren’t the only ones dancing at RSNA.

RSNA Flash Mob 
Did you catch the spontaneous flash mob of “R-S-N-A” sung to the tune of “Y-M-C-A”?

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Maybe RSNA should consider a “Radiology’s Got Talent” competition next year?

*Not commercially available

RSNA Research Scholar Grant Update: Gene Expression Profiling in Cancer Patients

Michael S. Gee, MD, PhD, Massachusetts General Hospital, Radiology, was the 2010 recipient of the two-year Carestream Health/RSNA Research Scholar Grant Award. He is studying “Evaluation of Diagnostic Magnetic Resonance (DMR) Technology for Molecular Characterization of Cancer Cells from Percutaneous Image-Guided Biopsy Specimens.”

At RSNA 2011, Dr. Gee discussed the progress his research is making in gene expression profiling in cancer patients, the human trials that will begin shortly and what that can mean for future treatments and care.

Since its inception, the R&E Foundation’s mission Foundation has funded nearly 900 grants totaling well over $34 million. Each and every day at institutions throughout North America and abroad, young investigators supported by the R&E Foundation are performing vital research aimed to improve clinical care and patient outcomes, and ensure the future of the specialty.

More detail – from the 2011 Foundation Booklet – about Dr. Gee’s research can be found below:

“The capability to perform real-time molecular analysis of human tumors is expected to enable rational treatment decisions in an era where molecularly targeted therapies are emerging. Attempts to profile cancer cells to date largely have been unsuccessful, as existing clinical technologies are either too insensitive to distinguish biomarker expression levels or lead to alterations in tumor cell phenotype, precluding accurate assessment. We have developed a novel, broadly applicable, point-of-care method of diagnostic magnetic resonance (DMR) that overcomes many of these limitations.

The technology utilizes magnetic resonance techniques confined within a chip-sized micro-NMR device to measure the relaxation time of tumor cell fine needle aspiration samples. The molecular specificity of DMR is achieved through magnetic nanoparticles that act as proximity sensors for specific molecular targets. We have used this exquisitely sensitive technology to measure DNA and mRNA, cancer cells, proteins, enzymes, metabolites, drug concentrations, and bacteria. In preliminary experiments, we have demonstrated the ability of DMR to profile expression of multiple biomarkers on individual cancer cells simultaneously, with molecular sensitivity reaching 10–14 M, better than conventional techniques such as flow cytometry. The overall goal of this proposal is to evaluate whether DMR can perform real-time molecular analysis of biomarkers on human cancer cells isolated from percutaneous image-guided fine needle aspiration, and to determine whether DMR can be used to determine tumor susceptibility to molecularly targeted treatments.”

Future of Radiology – The Student Perspective at RSNA 2011

At events like last week’s RSNA the exhibit hallways are packed with people rushing to their next educational session or vendor booth appointment. The buzz grows each day and hits fever pitch when new radiologic technology students arrive atMcCormick Place eager take it all in.

The Carestream booth had the privilege of being the first RSNA stop for a group of students from the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. The rad tech students, who study at Froedtert Hospital, shared their excitement with us about the opportunity to learn more about the profession from industry veterans and see the latest radiology advancements that are sure to change the way they care for patients in the future.

This group also got hands on with CARESTREAM’s DRX-Revolution* Mobile X-Ray System and shared their feedback with us on the system’s maneuverability.

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Did you meet any of these fabulous students at RSNA? Are you currently a radiologic technology student? What captured your attention from RSNA?

*Not commercially available

December’s Radiology Image Challenge – What is it?

Congratulations to Lonn Myronuk who was the first person to correctly identify the subject of our November challengea garlic bulb!

Today is the first day of our challenge for December.  Here’s the next image:

This month’s challenge runs until January 9. The first person to correctly identify the subject of the x-ray will be the winner.

Help us build next year’s challenge!

Recommend an item for next year’s challenge. If it makes the cut, we’ll take the x-ray and give you credit for the suggestion. Could your image completely stump everyone? Submit your idea for future bragging rights.

Sorry… Carestream employees and their agencies are prohibited from entering.

Ikazia Hospital in Rotterdam Improves Productivity with CARESTREAM Cloud Services

This year’s RSNA generated a lot of discussion about cloud-based services. Jannes Aman, Manager, Ikazia Hospital in Rotterdam, Netherlands, shares what drove his facility’s recent decision to move to the cloud with CARESTREAM Vue Cloud Services and the productivity gains this technology will unlock for radiologists.