ROCHESTER, N.Y., Dec. 1 — Physicians view Carestream’s latest version of Vue Reporting as an improvement over traditional text-only radiology reporting—and most indicate they would preferentially refer patients and peers to facilities that adopt more interactive, user-friendly reporting practices. This physician feedback is featured in a scientific presentation entitled “Traditional Text-Only vs. Multimedia Enhanced Radiology Reporting (MERR): Referring Physicians’ Perceptions of Value” being presented at the 2014 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) conference.
The newest native Vue Reporting module for Carestream’s Vue PACS delivers the ability to insert interactive hyperlinks to access critical images directly from the report. It equips radiologists to embed key images as well as quantitative analysis in the form of tables for vessel analysis or lesion management. Anatomical bookmarks allow users to navigate to these bookmarks directly from the report.Carestream’s zero-footprint Vue Motion enterprise viewer equips referring physicians with “one click” access to embedded hyperlinks and bookmarks that allow quick and easy viewing of anatomical regions of interest. Vue Motion enables data sharing so remote physicians can conveniently access 3D/MPR images and non-DICOM data such as videos and photos uploaded from a variety of FDA-cleared mobile devices. These capabilities will be demonstrated at Carestream’s booth at the RSNA 2014 exhibit. The latest PACS is currently available worldwide.
“Revolutionizing the radiology reporting process and raising the value of the radiology report are important goals for our company. These improvements provide powerful communication and sharing capabilities to our customers,” said Ludovic d’Aprea, Carestream’s General Manager for Healthcare Information Solutions. “Enhancing the quality of diagnostic information provided to physicians and specialists can help optimize treatment decisions.”
New Model for Teleradiology
Carestream also will introduce its new Vue for Teleradiology module that delivers affordable and efficient off-site reading and reporting by radiologists for multiple healthcare facilities. Vue for Teleradiology allows facilities to send exam requests and supporting exam data via a zero-footprint interface to reporting radiologists without expensive integration. Multi-media reports are automatically delivered back to the requesting facility.
“We created a new model for teleradiology that involves minimal investment by reading radiologists and healthcare facilities,” d’Aprea explained. “Our teleradiology platform can enable radiology service providers such as hospital-based radiology groups to easily perform remote reading for other facilities. It is also attractive to radiology or teleradiology groups that want to expand the number of providers they service and optimize the sub-specialty expertise available within their groups.”
Vue for Teleradiology allows remote radiologists to have access to previous imaging studies and radiology reports as well as other patient information.
He added that Carestream’s new PACS platform employs 64-bit architecture, which allows an endless number of images to be loaded, optimizes server and client performance, and enhances reporting and teleradiology services, as well as other functions. Many healthcare providers are seeing benefits from multi-faceted PACS platforms that are improving their practices.
“We have moved from a RIS-based system to a PACS-based system in a very short period of time. This PACS system will allow us to engage referring physicians and patients in a new paradigm of image sharing. This should result in more referrals to Innovative Radiology and Houston Medical Imaging over time,” said Dr. Randall Stenoien, CEO, Innovative Radiology.
As part of Carestream’s “Knowing Matters” strategy, Carestream’s Vue portfolio of healthcare IT solutions is designed to offer greater value and insight for clinicians, foster collaboration, control costs and streamline dataflow. The company's Vue solutions amplify the clinical, business and IT value of radiology services.
To view information about Carestream products being demonstrated at RSNA or to make a booth appointment, please visit www.carestream.com/rsna.