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Diagnostic imaging

Carestream offers CR and miniPACS for clinics

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Carestream Health, Inc., has launched its new Carestream Image Suite, a CR/mini-PACS solution designed to meet the imaging needs and budgets of clinics and physicians’ offices. Image Suite combines selected models of CR systems with fully featured PACS software that can run on a variety of PC-based workstations.

Use of standard PCs helps lower costs and delivers greater flexibility for users. Image Suite is available for order worldwide and is expected to start shipping in June.

To aid in diagnosis, Image Suite delivers comprehensive image review capabilities including magnification, annotations, measurements, layout and other tools. Clinicians can adjust and reprocess raw image data on the host workstation to enhance visualization capabilities and help deliver better patient care.

Most mini-PACS systems limit image manipulation capabilities and only allow window and level adjustments to the processed image. Image Suite also features Carestream Health’s exceptional image processing software to further optimize image quality.

Image Suite will include a choice of DirectView Classic CR, Point-of-Care 140 or Point-of-Care 360 CR readers and will be primarily sold and serviced by Carestream Health’s channel partners.

Image Suite will also support DICOM storage from other modalities, including ultrasound, MR, CT and exams from other vendors’ CR systems. Being able to integrate all types of imaging systems makes the Image Suite an attractive, scalable solution for general practitioners, orthopedists, podiatrists, chiropractors, other specialists and clinics.

Processing Software Streamlines Workflow
The system features DICOM store/print/modality worklist and images can be stored on CDs and hard disk drives. Carestream Health’s processing software streamlines workflow and provides automatic identification of body part/projection to eliminate manual data entry.

Image Suite options include: a report/notes template; long-length imaging software; and up to eight concurrent licenses for web viewing and/or patient registration. Mammography imaging is supported when the system is configured with Classic CR Readers in countries where the Carestream Mammography Feature is approved for use.

Digital images in DICOM/JPEG/BMP/TIFF formats can be imported and the system can be connected to document scanners for digitization of paper records. The system also supports output to paper printers.

About Carestream Health, Inc.
Carestream Health, Inc., is a worldwide provider of dental and medical imaging systems and healthcare IT solutions; molecular imaging systems for the life science research and drug discovery/development market segments; and x-ray film and digital x-ray products for the non-destructive testing market. For more information about the company’s broad portfolio of products, solutions and services, please visit

Posted March 25, 2010