Carestream Health has launched its latest picture archiving and communications platform.

The company says it provides clinicians with advanced 3D capabilities, centralised storage of both non-DICOM and DICOM data, and a new user interface.

Davis Hirschorn, director of radiology informatics at Staten Island University Hospital, New York, where the system has been trialled, said: “The Carestream PACS work station delivers an impressive suite of 3D tools that is on par with the best dedicated 3D systems available.

“It supports a broad range of volumetric functionality, but its automatic volume matching image registration of extremely large datasets inside the viewer is probably the biggest differentiator. This allows radiologists to perform an automated review that saves time and can enhance diagnostic quality.”

In addition to providing enhanced 3D capability, the new toolset also provides automatic abdominal and cardiac vessel segmentation which uses algorithms to locate blood vessels and show clinicians where blockages are.

The new toolset also allows users to remotely access images from at home and in office and the improved user interface provides thumbnail images for patient information and images to help reduce the need to manually search for data.

Earlier this month, Carestream acquired Quantum Medical Imaging, a privately-held manufacturer of conventional and digital x-ray systems in order to help it position itself as a ‘global leader’ in x-ray imaging

Quantum says the move will accelerate its growth, and that its dealers and customers will see significant benefits, including access to Carestream’s product portfolio.

Link: Carestream Health