Newest PACS Platform Now Available

Advanced Volumetric Reading Tools Enhance Radiologist Efficiency, Speed Workflow

WASHINGTON, D.C., Aug. 22 — Carestream Health announced availability of its latest PACS platform upgrade at the annual meeting of the American Healthcare Radiology Administrators (AHRA) organization. The CARESTREAM PACS delivers exceptional features and functionality including advanced 3D capabilities comparable to those offered by dedicated 3D systems. Building advanced volumetric capabilities into the PACS platform delivers higher radiologist productivity and streamlines workflow.

“The CARESTREAM PACS workstation delivers an impressive suite of 3D tools that is on par with the best dedicated 3D systems available. It supports a broad range of volumetric functionality, but its automatic volume matching image registration of extremely large datasets inside the viewer is probably the biggest differentiator. This allows radiologists to perform an automated review that saves time and can enhance diagnostic quality. Another important feature is its ability to support productive remote reading from home or office computers using various bandwidths,” said David Hirschorn, M.D., Director of Radiology Informatics, Staten Island University Hospital, Staten Island, N.Y.

The newest addition to the PACS platform’s 3D toolset is automatic abdominal and cardiac vessel segmentation. This feature uses algorithms to automatically locate relevant vessels and present clinicians with the ability to easily and quickly detect results such as the extent of blockage in a vessel or the aneurysm size. This information is presented in a format that allows clinicians to easily accept, correct or extend vessels.

A new user interface provides thumbnail images for patient information and imaging studies, enabling fast, easy selection of desired information that helps reduce or eliminate manual searches for relevant data.

The CARESTREAM PACS platform offers a host of efficiency-enhancing features including: a global patient worklist; real-time volumetric registration with multi-monitor and multi-data set comparisons; embedded 3D tools; a highly productive user interface; and centralized storage and viewing of both non-DICOM and DICOM data.


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