|[February 11, 2014]
Illinois Hospital Upgrades to Carestream Healthcare IT Platforms Featuring Advanced Features, Consolidated Data Storage
ROCHESTER, N.Y. --(Business Wire)--
Memorial Medical Center (Springfield, Ill.), has achieved immediate
benefits from upgrading to the newest CARESTREAM
Vue PACS and CARESTREAM
Vue for Vendor Neutral Archive. Carestream's zero footprint Vue
Motion image viewer now equips more than 500 physicians with access
to radiology reports and imaging studies from mobile devices such as
iPads, which provides rapid, easy access at any location-from patients'
hospital rooms to operating suites or offices.
CARESTREAM Vue Motion (Photo: Business Wire)
"Our new image viewer enables physicians to make treatment decisions
quickly since they have on-demand access to imaging data and patient
information from Web-enabled devices such as Apple (News - Alert) iPads," said Marjorie
Calvetti, RT(R), MSW, MBA, the hospital's Director of Medical Imaging.
"This new capability also allows doctors to enhance their communication
with patients by explaining the patient's condition and allowing them to
view their medical exams."
An automatic registration feature for MRI, CT and other 3D exams
electronically overlays one exam on top of another to help radiologists
detect subtle changes in a patient's condition, while lesion
management capabilities offer measurement tools that can help
radiologists determine whether a cancerous lesion is growing or
shrinking. Other enhancements included in the Vue PACS platform include
integrated advanced visualization, vessel analysis and cardiac analysis.
"These advanced tools can help enhance patient care," Calvetti added.
"Having these capabilities accessible from our PACS also allows us to
remove dedicated workstations from other suppliers to reduce expenses.
Our radiologists can analyze these exams from any PACS workstation,
which stremlines workflow and expedites radiology reporting."
The hospital's flexible Vue Archive now supports radiology, cardiology,
neurology and radiation oncology exams to enable the facility to achieve
the cost and management benefits of a consolidated storage platform.
This upgrade was a major undertaking since the hospital had not upgraded
its PACS and archiving platform for more than five years. "I am happy to
report that the upgrade was flawlessly executed. We never experienced
any downtime and Carestream's service and support was exceptional,"
"Carestream trained our on-site imaging service team so they could
address any questions from physicians. Fortunately the system's
intuitive user interface allowed our clinicians to become proficient
very quickly, so minimal instruction was required," she explained.
"Carestream also conducted advanced training for radiologists on the new
features prior to implementation, and the trainers came back the week we
went live to address any questions. Several weeks later Carestream
conducted a final round of advanced training for radiologists to ensure
that they were fully proficient on the new tools," Calvetti added.
"Carestream's planning, preparation and training all contributed to a
For more information on Carestream's medical
imaging and IT
solutions, please visit www.carestream.com.
About Memorial Medical Center
Memorial Medical Center is a Magnet-designated, acute care hospital in
Springfield, Ill., that offers comprehensive inpatient and outpatient
services. Since 1970, Memorial has been a teaching hospital affiliated
with Southern Illinois University School of Medicine (SIUSM) for the
purpose of providing clinical training for SIUSM residents. The hospital
is part of Memorial Health System, which is a community-based,
not-for-profit organization dedicated to patient care, education and
research. For more information, visit www.memorialmedical.com.
About Carestream Health
Carestream is a worldwide provider of dental and medical imaging systems
and IT solutions; X-ray imaging systems for non-destructive testing; and
advanced materials for the precision films and electronics markets-all
backed by a global service and support network. For more
information about the company's broad portfolio of products, solutions
and services, please contact your Carestream representative or call
888-777-2072, or visit www.carestream.com.
To view Carestream's latest news announcements, please visit www.carestream.com\news.
CARESTREAM is a trademark of Carestream Health.
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