Carestream’s Newest Image Acquisition/Mini-PACS Software Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for Viewing on iPad Mobile Devices
New Tablet Viewer Option Can Help Enhance Patient Care at Urgent Care Facilities, Imaging Centers and Physicians’ Offices
Carestream’s newest version of Image Suite Software has received FDA 510(k) Clearance for a Tablet Viewer option that allows viewing of X-ray imaging studies on the iPad 2. This capability is now available in many countries around the world. Users of Carestream’s latest version of Image Suite Software can add the Tablet Viewer Option, while users of previous generations of Image Suite software can upgrade to the newest software to gain access to the Tablet Viewer and other advanced features.
Image Suite delivers a flexible image acquisition, processing and storage platform that supports Carestream’s wireless DRX-1 systems as well as CR imaging systems and an optional mini-PACS. Image Suite offers Web-based patient scheduling, image review and reporting and flexible archiving solutions. This versatile offering is ideal for urgent care facilities, imaging centers and physicians’ offices.
“With the Tablet Viewer, consultations can be more personal since patients will be able to see evidence of their disease or condition on X-ray images as a physician is explaining diagnosis and treatment options,” said Heidi McIntosh, Carestream’s Global Marketing Manager for X-ray Solutions.
Physicians can also view patient images from home or any remote location on their iPad 2 mobile devices by logging into their mini-PACS system.
Image Suite Delivers Advanced Reading and Reporting Tools
Carestream’s optional mini-PACS also delivers advanced reading and reporting tools and supports a wide variety of specialty measurement tools including Lippman-Cobb angle, goniometry and coxometry. The software also supports transfer of images to OrthoView™ software for pre-operative orthopaedic planning and templating.
Image Suite systems provide DICOM storage for MR, CT and ultrasound exams and allows users to create, edit and view reports. Users can output imaging exams to CD/DVDs, DICOM printers and other PACS systems.