Carestream Health Offers Web-Based Cardiology PACS
Carestream Health Inc. offers a Web-based cardiology PACS system that offers a single integrated platform for diagnosis, image review and reporting for echocardiography, cardiac catheterization and nuclear cardiology procedures as well as electrocardiogram management.
The system equips providers to consolidate isolated cardiac lab systems into a centralized solution to achieve both greater efficiency and lower costs. The cardiology PACS client also enables productive reading of cardiology data from any on-site or off-site networked PC. The company said clinicians will benefit from convenient and productive review of multiple cardiac studies and results, along with easy access to prior exams. Carestream Health’s new cardiology PACS integrates seamlessly with the company’s radiology PACS, allowing healthcare providers to use the same workstation for diagnostic reading and clinical review of cardiology and radiology studies.
The new cardiology PACS offers structured reporting templates for all cardiovascular applications (cath, echo, vascular and nuclear) with point-and-click access to predefined statements along with digital signatures. Formatting is user-customizable and reports can be distributed using HL7, e-mail, automatic print or fax transmissions. The company said it has comprehensive measurement tools for echocardiography applications, including the ability to import measurements taken at the modality. The platform also delivers specialized echocardiography features, including automatic quad screen display for stress echo exams, automatic DICOM calibration and the ability to view imported exams and documents from third-party systems. An ECG management solution includes a time-saving worklist and the ability to integrate to multivendor ECG carts. The catheterization reporting tools such as coronary tree annotations for stenosis, stent and graft locations to eliminate dictation and provide a single tool for reporting of echo, cardiac cath and nuclear cardiology. Nuclear cardiology features, including Web-based gated SPECT wall motion review, a 3D cine and localizer tool, as well as viewing and reporting tools.
The system was released in July 2009.
For more information: www.carestreamhealth.com