PACS upgrade appears in Carestream RSNA booth

December 2, 2009
Greg Freiherr

Carestream Health showed at the RSNA meeting a work-in-progress upgrade to its PACS that will allow cross-site reading through a unified global work list.

Carestream Health showed at the RSNA meeting a work-in-progress upgrade to its PACS that will allow cross-site reading through a unified global work list. The new capability will allow radiologists to add key images, measurement results, and other content directly to reports with the click of a button or through voice commands. A single display interface associates imported DICOM and non-DICOM data into an existing patient portfolio, complementing the current ability of the PACS to view DICOM and non-DICOM data.

When commercialized, the upgrade will bolster the current platform, which offers the company's PowerViewer, released earlier this year. PowerViewer enhances the image quality and speed of interpretations done on volumetric imaging studies while synchronizing patient metadata across multiple PACS to provide automatic access to prior exams without prefetching.