CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Radiology professionals
have two primary objectives when it comes to delivering and improving patient
care: faster access to medical images and continued improvements in image
Carestream Health provides innovative digital radiography
systems that satisfy these goals while simultaneously helping to reduce
expenses for healthcare providers worldwide. It also markets powerful systems
that efficiently manage radiology workflow-from the scheduling of patient x-ray
exams to reading of those imaging studies by radiologists, and ultimately the
delivery of radiology reports to each patients physician.
At the Radiological Society of North America conference-the
worlds largest radiology tradeshow held annually in Chicago-Carestream
demonstrated new healthcare IT offerings, advanced features for its medical and
dental imaging systems, and a works-in-progress* mobile x-ray imaging system.
RSNA attendees were able to view:
- The CARESTREAM DRX-Revolution Mobile X-Ray System: a
works-in-progress* x-ray system designed for capturing medical images of
seriously ill or injured patients in the ER, ICU and operating suites. This
mobile imaging system will contain innovative features and functionality to
improve the capture of bedside images.
- The second generation of Carestreams wireless,
cassette-size CARESTREAM DRX Detector that is now available worldwide.
This lighter detector displays a preview image in less than four seconds to streamline
radiology workflow. An optional three-second exposure mode improves medical
imaging of larger patients and enhances image quality for healthcare providers
with lower power x-ray generators. Carestreams electronic digital radiography
detector captures medical images in seconds so physicians can immediately begin
treatment. These detectors are used to image patients in the ER, ICU, radiology
department and outpatient imaging centers.
- Specialized workstations that allow radiologists and other
specialists to read general radiology and breast imaging exams captured on MRI,
CT, ultrasound and other types of medical imaging systems. These fully featured
workstations can improve productivity and expedite reporting of patient exams.
- A new works-in-progress* service that will empower patients
to view their own medical imaging data and share it with their physicians using
secure cloud computing data storage and transmission technologies. This
service, part of CARESTREAM Vue for Cloud-Based Services, is designed to
eliminate the need for patients to carry medical imaging exams to physicians on
CDs, DVDs or x-ray film.
- Powerful radiology information system (RIS) and picture
archiving and communications system (PACS) platforms that can streamline workflow,
boost productivity and reduce operating costs for healthcare providers of all
sizes. These systems manage all elements of radiology imaging from patient and
staff exam scheduling to the sharing, viewing, distribution and storage of
- A dental CT imaging system that captures x-ray images of
teeth and sinuses for patients who may need dental implants, oral surgery,
orthodontics, and periodontic or endodontic procedures.
- A versatile digital printer that outputs black-and-white and
color x-ray images onto film for diagnosis or paper for use by referring
physicians. This printer makes it possible for patients to see a paper printout
of an x-ray image that displays the cause of their illness or condition when
they consult with their physician.
Carestream Health is a global provider of dental and medical
imaging systems and healthcare IT solutions that does business in more than 150
countries. The companys radiology products and systems are in use at some of
the worlds largest HMOs, independent healthcare networks, leading hospitals,
and regional and national healthcare organizations. For more information please
* Not commercially available.
About Carestream Health
Carestream Health is a worldwide provider of dental and medical imaging systems
and healthcare IT solutions; molecular imaging systems for life science
research and drug discovery/development; x-ray film and digital x-ray systems
for non-destructive testing; and advanced materials for the precision films and
For more information about the companys broad portfolio of
products, solutions and services, please contact your Carestream Health
representative or visit www.carestream.com.
Posted by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief, MDT