Pekin Hospital Purchases Carestream’s Image Viewer to Allow Physicians to Make Treatment Decisions Anywhere, Anytime

Providing Clinicians with Access to Patient Data, Medical Images from Mobile Devices is Part of PACS Upgrade for Illinois Hospital

ROCHESTER, N.Y., July 22 — Pekin Hospital (Pekin, Ill.) will upgrade its CARESTREAM Vue PACS and purchased Carestream’s Vue Motion image viewer to equip referring physicians and clinicians with convenient access to patients’ radiology images and data using mobile devices.

“Our hospital is establishing a virtual environment to deliver easy electronic access to all patient data by authorized on-site clinicians. The zero-footprint Vue Motion viewer will go a step further by offering rapid, secure access to patient medical image data by physicians at any location. This will enable them to make important decisions on patient care and treatment,” said Jenny Rose, the hospital’s PACS Administrator.

Rose reported that the radiology staff elected to upgrade the Carestream PACS platform “because it combines advanced functionality with ease of use.” She added that “Carestream offers a continuous pipeline of innovative capabilities so we can easily add advanced features based on the needs of our physicians and patients.”

The hospital also has a CARESTREAM DRX-Evolution DR Room where staff can perform a wide variety of general radiology exams. Two portable imaging systems have been retrofitted with Carestream’s DRX detectors to provide immediate image access for all ER, ICU and bedside exams. “We have been very satisfied with the performance of Carestream’s imaging and PACS platforms as well as the company’s service and support team,” she said.

Carestream received FDA clearance for use of its Vue Motion image viewer for clinical reading of medical X-ray exams using iPhone 4s, iPad 2, Galaxy Note® and Galaxy S® III mobile devices. 

Carestream Vue PACS offers reading tools such as MPR, MIP, MinIP, volume rendering, tissue definition, vessel tracking and cardiac analysis. An optional embedded lesion management application can simplify the comparison process between different data sets and supports oncology follow-up with bookmarking and tracking of general anatomy over time. A Vue Mammo module equips radiologists to read mammography and general radiology procedures from any vendor on a single platform. 


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About Pekin Hospital

Since 1913, Pekin Hospital has been dedicated to improving the health of its community. Just 20 minutes south of Peoria in central Illinois, the 107-bed medical center provides advanced care and state-of-the-art diagnostic capabilities offered by few other hospitals our size. Pekin Hospital serves patients in Tazewell, Mason and Peoria counties. Approximately 240 physicians in more than 20 medical specialties work closely with our highly credentialed nursing staff and healthcare professionals to care for our patients. Pekin Hospital also provides inpatient physicians who are board certified in their respective specialties. For more information, visit