Carestream Health Launches New Web-Based Cardiology PACS

Integrated Platform Delivers Efficient Access, Reporting for Variety of Cardiology Procedures

July 27, 2009

ROCHESTER, N.Y., July 27 — Carestream Health, Inc., launched a new web-based cardiology PACS that offers a single integrated platform for diagnosis, image review and reporting for echocardiography, cardiac catheterization and nuclear cardiology procedures as well as electrocardiogram management. The CARESTREAM Cardiology PACS will be available by the end of September.

The company’s cardiology PACS equips providers to consolidate isolated cardiac lab systems into a centralized solution to achieve both greater efficiency and lower costs. The Cardiology PACS client also enables productive reading of cardiology data from any on-site or off-site networked PC. Clinicians benefit from convenient and productive review of multiple cardiac studies and results—along with easy access to prior exams.

Carestream Health’s new cardiology PACS integrates seamlessly with the company’s radiology PACS, allowing healthcare providers to use the same workstation for diagnostic reading and clinical review of cardiology and radiology studies.

“Most cardiology services providers are hampered by the need for physicians to log onto multiple systems to review patient images and data. And accessing prior exams from DVD or tape libraries is time-consuming and inefficient. These factors can lead to delayed diagnosis and treatment,” said Diana L. Nole, President, Digital Medical Solutions, Carestream Health. ”Our new cardiology PACS provides rapid access to images, data and reports for clinicians at any location, thus helping improve the workflow and enhancing the decision-making process.”

The new cardiology PACS offers:

  • Structured reporting templates for all cardiovascular applications (cath, echo, vascular and nuclear) with point-and-click access to pre-defined statements along with digital signatures. Formatting is user-customizable and reports can be distributed using HL7, email, automatic print or fax transmissions.
  • Comprehensive measurement tools for echocardiography applications, including the ability to import measurements taken at the modality. The platform also delivers specialized echocardiography features, including automatic quad screen display for stress echo exams, automatic DICOM calibration and the ability to view imported exams and documents from third-party systems.
  • An ECG management solution that includes a time-saving worklist and the ability to integrate to multi-vendor ECG carts.
  • Catheterization reporting tools such as coronary tree annotations for stenosis, stent and graft locations to eliminate dictation and provide a single tool for reporting of echo, cardiac cath and nuclear cardiology.
  • Nuclear cardiology features, including web-based gated SPECT wall motion review, a 3D cine and localizer tool, as well as viewing and reporting tools.

Consolidated Information Management Can Lower Costs

If Carestream Health’s cardiology PACS is integrated with the company’s radiology PACS , clinicians on any PC or workstation gain access to native 3D functionality for cardiac analysis, coronary analysis, calcium scoring and other specialized cardiac applications.

Carestream Health also offers a flexible information management platform that can manage DICOM and non-DICOM information captured by cardiology, radiology and a variety of other patient imaging and information systems. With this platform, hospitals and cardiology practices can consolidate data management throughout the enterprise to reduce the high costs associated with separate archiving systems. This management platform also simplifies business continuity and disaster recovery planning.

For more information, please visit www.carestreamhealth.com.

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About Carestream Health, Inc.
Formed in 2007, Carestream Health, Inc., is a worldwide provider of dental and medical imaging systems and healthcare IT solutions; molecular imaging systems for the life science research and drug discovery/development market segments; and x-ray film and digital x-ray products for the non-destructive testing market. For more information about the company’s broad portfolio of products, solutions and services, please contact your Carestream Health representative or visit www.carestreamhealth.com.

CARESTREAM is a trademark of Carestream Health, Inc.

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