RSNA: Carestream displays RIS/PACS enhancements and e-health, DR updates
Carestream Health (Booth 222) is displaying new products and WIPs for its RIS/PACS and eHealth Services portfolio, along with its new DRX-1C detector and complete DRX family of systems at the annual conference of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) in Chicago, Nov. 27 to Dec. 3.

The Rochester, N.Y.-based company said its newest RIS platform delivers functionality, including built-in critical results reporting, American College of Radiology peer review, integrated voice recognition, patient scheduling and tracking, structured reporting, document management, film tracking, user interface for referring physicians (including optional exam ordering) and other features. The Carestream RIS also offers business intelligence capabilities that equip users to organize personnel, equipment and exam data.

Also, Carestream PACS offers two new capabilities: a web-based portal that will enable viewing of imaging data and patient information by remote users (as a work in progress), and an optional new PACS module that delivers embedded critical results notification for Joint Commission requirements, the company said. The critical results module will be available with new PACS orders beginning in December. When available, the new portal can be integrated with its vendor-neutral Clinical Data Archive to allow remote users to view patient images and information, and also can be linked to Carestream’s SuperPACS Architecture by authorized clinicians and referring physicians on a local, regional or national level.

The new eHealth Portal service equips healthcare providers that use a remotely hosted archiving service to allow access by authorized users through an internet connection, Carestream said. The new service enables data sharing and collaboration among healthcare providers, imaging centers, radiologists, referring physicians and other clinicians or staff. The eHealth Portal service will soon be available in the U.S., Canada, Europe and other selected countries. Carestream also will show its vendor-neutral Clinical Data Archive that consolidates data storage and management technology for any data type.

The company said its DRX family now includes two detectors and the ability to use each detector in multiple environments to retrofit existing analog exam rooms; capture images as part of the Carestream DRX-Evolution suite and convert existing mobile x-ray systems from several major vendors to DR. The new DRX-1C detector uses a cesium iodide scintillator to deliver DQE (detective quantum efficiency). Carestream said its Tube and Line Visualization feature will be available on all systems and both detectors.