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March 26, 2014

Illinois hospital integrates Carestream solutions to enhance productivity

Thorek Memorial Hospital, a 218-bed, not-for-profit, acute care facility based in Chicago, Illinois, has integrated Carestream’s Vue for Cardiology PACS and Vue for Radiology PACS with Carestream’s Vue for Vendor Neutral Archive (VNA) solution.

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Thorek Memorial Hospital, a 218-bed, not-for-profit, acute care facility based in Chicago, Illinois, has integrated Carestream’s Vue for Cardiology PACS and Vue for Radiology PACS with Carestream’s Vue for Vendor Neutral Archive (VNA) solution.

Carestream’s Vue PACS is a web-enabled picture archiving communication system that provides flexible, cost-effective image review, management, distribution and archiving.

The web-enabled Radiology PACS offers advanced visualisation, 3D post processing and a mammography module that can be integrated into the general reading workflow.

The Cardiology PACS is designed to consolidate the review of echocardiography, cardiac catheterisation, ECG, stress tests, Holter and nuclear cardiology studies from a single workstation.

Combined with structured reporting, having a single platform that allows reading of all cardiology exams has increased department efficiencies and streamlined the delivery of cardiology reports.

The hospital has also deployed Carestream’s Vue Motion enterprise image viewer.

"Being able to integrate both PACS systems with a single vendor-neutral archive is a significant advantage."

Carestream Vue Archive, which is available as an on-site or cloud-based solution, allows data to be accessed by authorised users anywhere, anytime using Carestream’s zero-footprint Vue Motion image viewer.

Vue Motion allows doctors to access imaging studies and reports from anywhere using laptops or mobile devices.

Thorek Memorial Hospital chairman of the board Peter Kamberos said that Carestream’s cardiology and radiology PACS systems offer exceptional capabilities and reduce the need to have dedicated workstations and separate storage archives.

"Being able to integrate both PACS systems with a single vendor-neutral archive is also a significant advantage," Kamberos added.

With the recent addition of a 40,000ft² professional building, a cardiac catheterisation and special procedures laboratory, and a cancer centre, Thorek Memorial Hospital is able to offer a wide range of state-of-the-art medical, surgical, diagnostic and therapeutic services.


Image: Thorek Memorial Hospital has integrated Carestream’s cardiology and radiology PACS platforms with vendor-neutral archive. Photo courtesy of Business Wire/Carestream Health.

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