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Carestream Health RSNA 2012 News Briefs

CarestreamCarestream's Cloud-Based MyVue Patient Portal Available for Order
Carestream's cloud-based MyVue patient portal that allows patients to access and share their imaging data with physicians, specialists and other healthcare facilities is now available for order. MyVue enables a healthcare organization to generate a unique and secure log-in for each patient so they are empowered to manage their own imaging records. The service model offers the flexibility of a monthly fee based on usage and the ability to support rapid expansion of this service to hundreds of patients - with no infrastructure investment required by the healthcare provider. Demonstrations at Carestream's booth (#2636) show that MyVue is easy to use and allows patients to access data using Web-enabled devices such as the iPad. This fully featured patient portal can help boost patient satisfaction and act as a service differentiator for healthcare facilities. Carestream's Vue for Cloud Services platform also includes PACS, vendor-neutral archiving and collaborative information sharing. Carestream is a leading cloud services provider and manages 80 million studies in 10 different clouds worldwide.

Carestream Demos New Lesion Management Tools for Vue PACS
Carestream (Booth #2636) demonstrated its new lesion management capability, which is pending 510(k) clearance, as a native PACS application. Carestream is developing lesion management tools for oncology exams that are intended to provide localization, measurements, and follow-up that can help eliminate subjective variation and enhance consistency. These lesion management tools are not available in U.S. The company also exhibited its Vue Beyond for Radiology business intelligence/reporting dashboard for its PACS that is available for order. It delivers a real-time view of single- or multi-site workflows to help administrators improve productivity and profitability. It also shows a real-time queue of studies waiting for report, report turnaround time per radiologist and productivity levels for every member of the imaging department.

Carestream's Vue RIS One of First to be Certified as Both Complete EHR and EHR Module for Meaningful Use
Carestream showed the latest enhancements to its RIS and discussed tools for radiation dose capture and tracking. Carestream's Vue RIS is one of the first RIS platforms to be certified as both a complete EHR and an EHR module. A complete EHR certification means that imaging centers, radiologists, orthopedists and other eligible professionals with a Vue RIS do not need to purchase an EMR to address meaningful use requirements. Vue RIS equips radiologists and other specialists to efficiently manage imaging workflows while simultaneously capturing and reporting the data required to satisfy Stage 1 requirements. Vue RIS is also one of the first standalone RIS platforms to satisfy meaningful use requirements as an EHR module. These certifications - combined with its exceptional functionality - make Carestream's RIS an attractive offering for hospitals and outpatient imaging centers. Visit Booth #2636 for a demonstration.

Carestream Launches Digital Breast Tomosynthesis Module for its Vue Mammo Workstation
Carestream announced the availability of its Digital Breast Tomosynthesis (DBT) Module that displays DBT exams from DICOM-compliant acquisition devices on its CARESTREAM Vue Mammo Workstation. The workstation also displays traditional mammograms, breast ultrasound, breast MRI and general radiology exams to help equip radiologists to work efficiently from a single desktop. The new module streamlines 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. Specialized tools can further enhance productive reading: automatic positioning of DBT and mammograms eliminates manual manipulations; automatic "same sizing" of DBT and mammograms aid in comparing changes in anatomy; and concurrent magnifying glasses provided close-up comparison of pathology across multiple views and procedures. DBT exams can be viewed in cine mode or by scrolling. The Vue Mammo Workstation is integrated with a broad range of breast imaging modalities, CAD systems, archives, PACS and information systems.

Quantum Debuts New “DRive” DR Upgrade
Quantum Medical Imaging's new "DRive" DR upgrade makes conversion to a DR workflow fast, easy, and cost effective. "DRive" equips providers to upgrade conventional X-ray generators with a choice of fixed panel, tethered panel or a dual-detector offering. Image capture and preview is less than three seconds. The system includes a 24-inch, high-resolution monitor and a 1TB RAID 1 hard drive. Please visit Quantum at Booth #2853.

Carestream Announces Smaller DRX Detector as WIP, Demos Popular DRX-Revolution Mobile X-ray System
Carestream demonstrated its new wireless DRX 2530C Detector (25 x 30 cm) designed for pediatric, orthopedic and general radiology applications as a work in progress at Booth #2636. The new cesium iodide detector can offer high efficiency for dose-sensitive exams and will fit into pediatric incubator trays. Like other DRX detectors, the DRX 2530C can be used with the DRX family of systems as part of Carestream's commitment to help healthcare providers maximize the use of imaging resources while lowering costs. The new DRX 2530C Detector is not available in the U.S.

Carestream also demonstrated its popular CARESTREAM DRX-Revolution Mobile X-Ray System, which is earning high marks from radiology staffs across the globe. The DRX-Revolution equips physicians with immediate access to high-resolution images in urgent care situations like emergency centers, ICUs, and surgical suites. The system's tube and grid alignment feature can enhance image quality by making it easier to use a grid and having image access at the tube head can save time when tending to critical care patients. Technologists are also impressed with the DRX-Revolution’s handling and maneuverability and report its collapsible column makes the mobile system much safer and easier to drive.

Carestream Shows New DRYVIEW 5950 Tabletop Imager
Carestream showed its DRYVIEW 5950 Laser Imaging System that produces 508 pixels-per-inch output for general radiology and mammography images at Booth #2636. This imager will support efficient printing and time-saving film cartridges that can benefit healthcare providers of all sizes across the globe. The imager will produce test prints and includes a built-in densitometer that will enable the display of data needed to support mammography quality control charting—which can eliminate the need for an external densitometer and can reduce the time required for mammography quality control. The imager will offer two film cartridges on-line and will support five film sizes. It will offer DICOM connectivity and is designed to output images from a PACS network or from any DICOM modality.

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