The 451-bed Tufts Medical Center is a world-class academic medical institution that pioneers groundbreaking research and hosts numerous clinical trials.
"The CARESTREAM RIS/PACS is a flexible platform that will allow us to customize our work flow to meet both our clinical and teaching requirements. The new RIS will equip us to provide centralized patient scheduling for multiple sites for the first time, while the PACS will deliver native 3D functionality that can eliminate the need for dedicated 3D workstations", stated Michael P. Foley, Director of Radiology Services, Tufts Medical Center and Floating Hospital for Children.
CARESTREAM RIS can improve radiology work flow by equipping schedulers to view all clinical staff required when scheduling an exam - radiologist, technologist and/or nurse. It features a one-step tool that allows simultaneous entry of an exam order when an exam and appointment are scheduled. The RIS also supports patient scheduling at multiple locations. CARESTREAM RIS is Microsoft .NET-connected to offer a thin-client platform that simplifies system management, while also enabling full Windows functionality at each workstation.
CARESTREAM PACS delivers a unified virtual desktop with native and integrated advanced 3D applications that facilitate faster reading of CT, MR and PET/CT exams. It also includes a new PowerViewer that goes beyond the functionality offered by integrated or native 3D capabilities to provide automatic registration and matching of volumetric data created at different times and by different modalities directly within the standard viewer used by radiologists. As a result, radiologists are able to dynamically view image data in different planes without switching to other applications or workstations.
CARESTREAM eHealth Managed Services provides cost-effective remote back up data storage to help health care providers comply with disaster recovery/business continuity regulations. eMS stores imaging studies in a DICOM format to protect data integrity and can quickly restore health care providers' records in the event of a disaster. eMS manages more than 10 million imaging studies worldwide, representing more than 500 terabytes of data. The company operates eight data centres in five countries to service health care providers throughout North America and Europe.
Erie County Medical Center Corporation (ECMC) is a nationally recognized regional centre for trauma, burn, rehabilitation and cardiac care, and is also a major teaching facility for the University at Buffalo. The Department of Imaging Services provides state-of-the-art imaging services to more than 75.000 Western New Yorkers every year. ECMC acquired Carestream Health's DR 7500 system through a locally-owned Western New York medical imaging distributor GXC Imaging.
"The benefits of advanced digital medical imaging solutions are well proven. They improve productivity and lead to better care for our patients", stated Eric C. Gregor, MBA, RT, Administrative Director of Imaging Services at ECMC. "Our new DR systems also will facilitate more efficient acquisition, distribution and storage of patient medical images, which can help enhance communications among our clinical staff members."
The DR 7500 system's single- and dual-detector configurations offer outstanding flexibility for a wide variety of general radiography examinations, including trauma, with remarkable convenience, productivity and patient comfort. The DR 7500 also easily accommodates the integration of images captured with Carestream Health's computed radiography systems already in use at ECMC. The company's DIRECTVIEW Capture Link System integrates its DR and/or CR Systems to improve digital work flow and productivity in high-traffic areas when a patient study includes both CR and DR images.
"Our innovative digital medical imaging systems are designed to meet the ever increasing needs of a wide range of health care providers", stated Diana L. Nole, President, Digital Capture Solutions, Carestream Health. "We work with clinicians around the world to develop new features that deliver greater ease of use and productivity, as well as enhanced image quality, as part of our commitment to provide technology that can truly make a difference in patient care."
Carestream Health offers several DR systems for patient x-ray exams, as well as a comprehensive family of single- and multi-cassette CR, tabletop, and mobile (Point-of-Care) systems. The company's broad portfolio of CR and DR systems offers hospitals, imaging centres, orthopaedic practices and other health care providers with the latest in digital image capture for patient imaging studies.
The ECMC Corporation includes an advanced academic medical centre with 550 inpatient beds and 136 skilled-nursing-home beds, on- and off-campus health centres, over 40 outpatient specialty care clinics and the Erie County Home, a skilled nursing facility. ECMC is the regional centre for trauma, burn care, rehabilitation and is a major teaching facility for the State University of New York at Buffalo. Most ECMC physicians, dentists and pharmacists are dedicated faculty members of the University. More Western New York residents are choosing ECMC for exceptional patient care and customer service provided as a result of its Culture of Care.
Carestream Health Inc. has taken new orders from United States health care facilities for its portfolio of digital radiography (DR) and computed radiography (CR) imaging systems that provide direct digital capture of medical x-ray exams. Some facilities also purchased KODAK DRYVIEW Laser Imagers that provide high-speed, high-resolution image output for general radiography and digital mammography applications.
The following health care providers are among those that have placed orders:
- Baxter Regional Medical Center, Mountain Home, Arkansas, ordered a KODAK DIRECTVIEW Elite CR System and KODAK DRYVIEW 5800 Laser Imager.
- Golden Plains Community Hospital, Borger, Texas, ordered a KODAK DIRECTVIEW Elite CR System through authorized distributor Southwest X-Ray.
- Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center, Bronx, New York, ordered four KODAK DIRECTVIEW CR 975 Systems.
- Rochester General Hospital, Rochester, New York, ordered a dual-detector KODAK DIRECTVIEW DR 7500 system and a CR 975.
- Springfield Clinic, Taylorville, Illinois, ordered a DR 7500, Elite CR system, DRYVIEW 6800 imager and a DR Long-Length Imaging System.