How do you turbo-charge multi-site reading and reporting workflow?

Create a global patient worklist across mulitple reading sites/locations

Challenge: Diagnostic Imaging Group, a multi-site U.S. imaging group, needed the ability to send medical exams from any imaging location to remote radiologists at any workstation, including their homes or group offices. It sought to eliminate manual processes involved in sharing patient information and imaging exams across multiple locations, enabling the efficient flow of information in a multi-site radiology workflow

Solution: Establish an enterprise-wide reading workflow that can improve radiologist productivity and enhance the accuracy and speed of reporting to referring physicians.

Hear directly from the CIO… Diagnostic Imaging Group CIO Lyle Backenroth will be presenting details of his organization’s multi-site implementation in an upcoming webinar hosted by Health Data Management, to be held June 22 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern / 11:00 a.m. Pacific.

Register now to learn details and ask questions about how his group…

  • Implemented a solution that works with the group’s RIS/PACS to generate a global patient work list accessed by radiologists working from homes or offices—with a common user interface and advanced reading capabilities to radiologists wherever they are
  • Assigns an exam to a radiologist based on their specialty, such as neuroradiology, mammography or muscular-skeletal
  • Designed new processes to boost efficiency for all users: staff, radiologists and referring physicians

- Jo Linder, Carestream Health

Editor’s Note: This webinar is sponsored by Carestream Health.

Invite 3D processing to join the general radiology workflow

Don't let your PACS Workstation put you in the penalty box

As hockey fans hunker down for the deciding games of the NHL Conference Finals this month, prepping for June’s Stanley Cup maelstrom, it’s only fitting that radiology vendors gather this week for our own version of hockey’s big event: the “Workstation Face-Off”, being held at the International Symposium on Multidetector-Row CT in San Francisco.

Each year companies showcase how their advanced 3D technologies can equip radiologists to process and interpret three complex CT imaging exams. This year’s cases will include CT colonography, cardiac and an assessment of liver lesions. And of course, each study has a time limit.

Our approach to this competition is a bit different than our competitors, in that we process these complex exams with our standard PC-based PACS workstation—while other vendors use dedicated 3D processing stations.

We believe advanced processing should be integrated into the general reading workflow so radiologists don’t need to go to dedicated 3D workstations. To further enhance productivity, our PACS architecture enables 3D and other advanced features to be used on any workstation inside or outside the facility. That flexibility allows radiologists to perform remote reading of 3D exams from their offices or homes.

Advanced processing capabilities of the CARESTREAM PACS platform include: Automatic abdominal and cardiac vessel segmentation capabilities; automatic registration of volumetric exams; MPR, MIP, MinIP, volume rendering, complete vessel analysis, cardiac applications, virtual colonoscopy, PET-CT and mammography.

Are you interested in integrating advanced 3D capabilities into your PACS workstation? If your PACS workstation already performs advanced functionality, is your workflow is improved?

- Jo Linder, Carestream Health

Editor’s Note: We’ll share details on clinical cases from this year’s “Face-Off” later this week on Everything Rad.

Five reasons to visit Carestream Health at RSNA 2009

Every RSNA attendee faces the same challenge: there’s too much to see and not enough time. Everyone wants to experience the year’s most innovative and advanced new products. But inevitably, unless you can clone yourself, you’ll have to choose among RSNA’s vast array of 700+ exhibitors.

Here are five reasons you should come visit us at Booth 211 (Hall D):

  • U.S. debut of the DRX-Evolution, a fully automated DR suite that maximizes the positioning flexibility of the industry’s first cassette-size, wireless DR detector.
  • New DRX-mobile retrofit kit to install wireless cassette-sized detectors on customers’ existing portable units.
  • New RIS platform with innovative new features for schedulers, radiologists and managers that streamline workflow throughout the enterprise; and critical results reporting to help ensure the highest level of patient care.
  • Newest PACS that delivers unprecedented productivity gains, with a single user interface and access to all diagnostic tools from any onsite or remote workstation.
  • First opportunity to view our new CARESTREAM Cardiology PACS—providing a single integrated platform for diagnosis, image review and reporting for echocardiography, cardiac catheterization and nuclear cardiology procedures as well as electrocardiogram management.

You can also schedule a personal demo or request more information by clicking here.

What are you interested in seeing at this year’s RSNA? Please tell us how we can help!

- Jo Linder, Marketing | Carestream Health