Encompass Medical Group Implements CARESTREAM Vue PACS

New PACS Delivers Advanced Reading Tools for Radiologists; Vue Motion Zero Footprint Viewer Provides Convenient Mobile Access for Physicians

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Jan. 31 — Encompass Medical Group installed a CARESTREAM Vue PACS to serve its eight locations in the greater Kansas City area. Each multi-physician clinic performs imaging services and houses specialties ranging from family practice to orthopedics, internal medicine and pediatrics. The medical group of 44 physicians conducts 60,000 X-ray exams a year.    

Carestream Health’s PACS was selected over other suppliers because it provided advanced features that addressed the reading needs of radiologists while its Vue Motion zero footprint viewer delivered convenient image access for physicians.

“The Vue PACS supports all imaging modalities including all types of mammography exams, which was a major requirement for our group. It also offers advanced features like automatic registration of volumetric exams to reduce time-consuming manual comparisons by radiologists,” said Susan Stidham, Director of Ancillary Services.

“Several PACS platforms did not support all breast imaging modalities and either could not display images in full resolution or required long delays to do so,” she added. “With Vue PACS, full-resolution images for all breast imaging modalities are presented quickly and specialized mammography reading tools further enhance reading by radiologists.”

Convenient Mobile Image Viewing   
The Vue Motion zero footprint, web-based image viewer is also an important advantage for Carestream’s PACS. “This viewer offers convenient access to patient images on mobile devices including iPads, which our physicians really appreciate. Since Vue Motion is easy to implement and requires virtually no training to use, it greatly streamlined the process of delivering imaging exams to physicians at each location,” Stidham reports.

Carestream’s Vue PACS platform offers integrated advanced visualization, 3D post processing, embedded voice recognition, critical results notification and a mammography module that eliminates the need for dedicated workstations. Vue PACS also supports the zero-footprint Vue Motion viewer that which provides convenient on-demand access to imaging data and patient information by clinicians anytime, anywhere. 

For more information on Carestream’s medical imaging and healthcare IT solutions please visit www.carestream.com.


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Carestream Health is a worldwide provider of dental and medical imaging systems and healthcare IT solutions; molecular imaging systems for life science research and drug discovery/development; X-ray film and digital X-ray systems for non-destructive testing; and advanced materials for the precision films and electronics markets.

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