Healthcare Providers Adopting New Digital Breast Tomosynthesis Vue PACS Module from Carestream

DBT Module Offers Specialized Tools to Enhance Reading; Streamlines Workflow By Accepting DBT Exams from DICOM-Compliant Acquisition Devices

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Oct. 17 — Healthcare providers are adopting Carestream’s digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) module because of its ability to streamline reading workflows by displaying DBT exams and images from other mammography modalities on its Vue Mammography Workstation.

Sites that recently installed Carestream’s DBT module include Arcispedale S. Maria Nuova (IRCCS) of Italy and Owen Sound Hospital, a member of Grey Bruce Health Services of Canada.

“Healthcare providers are attracted to our DBT module because it provides the ability to view 2D, DBT and images from other mammography modalities from the same desktop. Native DBT tools and hanging protocols further expedite the reading and interpretation of mammography exams,” said Ron Muscosky, Worldwide Product Line Manager, Healthcare Information Solutions, Carestream Health.  

Carestream’s digital breast tomosynthesis module is designed with specialized tools to enhance reading: automatic positioning of DBT and mammograms can eliminate manual manipulations; automatic “same sizing” of DBT and mammograms aid in comparing changes in anatomy; and concurrent magnifying glasses provide close-up comparison of pathology across multiple views and procedures. DBT exams can be viewed in cine mode or by scrolling.

The DBT module can enhance workflow by allowing healthcare providers to store, route, display and query/retrieve DBT exams from DICOM-compliant acquisition devices. Comparison tools enable radiologists to use personalized hanging protocols for DBT exams along with other procedures.

The Vue Mammography Workstation displays traditional mammograms, breast ultrasound, breast MRI and general radiology exams to equip radiologists to work efficiently from a single desktop. Carestream has more than 1,000 Vue Mammography Workstations installed worldwide.

The workstation is integrated with a broad range of breast imaging modalities, CAD systems, archives, PACS and information systems. The Web-based Vue Mammography Workstation can be a standalone device or integrated as part of a Vue PACS to deliver convenient access and synchronization of patient information, procedures and status for a single site or a multi-site healthcare system.

For more information about Carestream medical imaging and IT solutions please visit


About Carestream Health
Carestream is a worldwide provider of dental and medical imaging systems and IT solutions; X-ray imaging systems for non-destructive testing; and advanced materials for the precision films and electronics markets—all backed by a global service and support network. For more information about the company’s broad portfolio of products, solutions and services, please contact your Carestream representative or call 888-777-2072, or visit

CARESTREAM is a trademark of Carestream Health.