Carestream Health demonstrated its expanding portfolio of medical imaging and healthcare IT systems at the 71st annual conference of the Indian Radiology & Imaging Association which was held in Mumbai from the 25th to the 28th of January. This year the IRIA was combined with the 17th Asian Oceanian Congress of Radiology, making this a not-to-miss event in the annals of Radiology conferences in India.
With the theme Explore, Invent, Transform, Carestream invited attendees to explore and advance Radiology, through innovative means which create a positive impact on patient care.
The company displayed an interactive touch wall which offered a first of its kind, unique experience of Medical Imaging workflow. The fascia was once again futuristic and revolutionary in the true sense, especially in world of Indian Radiology. The interactive touch wall exhibited the company’s innovative Imaging solutions for Acquiring, Collaborating and Sharing, medical Images.
The Acquire interactive wall showcased the following products, highlighting the key benefits of each while displaying the workflow;
- The DRX-Evolution Plus, is a fully automated, ceiling suspended digital X-ray system with greater flexibility, extended tube column and a high performance Carestream generator. The forward looking design of the DRX Evolution Plus is devised to accommodate advanced imaging applications in the future.
- DRX-Revolution is Carestream’s mobile x-ray system with a fully automatic collapsible column. Powered by a wireless DRX detector, this x-ray room on wheels drives like a dream and providing fast and high-quality images
- The DRX Plus Detector: The DRX Plus detectors are lighter in weight, faster and more reliable than the earlier versions of the DRX family. Its Ingress protection rating and advanced enclosure design provides total protection against intrusion, dust and water.
- The Vita Flex CR System: The reason for the Vita Flex CR ‘s popularity includes its compact size, user-friendly nature, option for the radiologist to carry out simple repairs onsite, and a mini-PACS option to view images on the go.
On the Collaborate section Carestream displayed its’ Vue Clinical Collaboration Platform. Carestream’s healthcare IT portfolio includes a Unified Core architecture for its Clinical Collaboration Platform that enhances security and complements healthcare providers’ existing IT systems. This architecture delivers clinical image data acquisition, viewing, sharing and analytics, and allows healthcare facilities to add these features as needed. Physicians can use the company’s Vue Motion universal viewer to easily view and share patient medical images and reports using mobile devices.
On the interactive Output touch wall, the display included;
Carestream’s Managed Print Solutions (MPS) which has brought about a revolution in the system of ordering, purchasing and stocking of x-ray films. The system, which operates through a dedicated web-portal designed by Carestream’s team of specialists, has made the entire process completely automatic
The Carestream MyVue Center Self-Service Kiosk, which is the future of patient enabled imaging. This self-service radiology kiosk improves patient experiences by allowing them to print, store or share radiology images and reports while maintaining their privacy. It also helps busy radiology departments overcome challenges in meeting the expectations of growing patient populations amid reductions in operating budgets and staff thus improving workflow productivity while reducing capital and operational costs.
The DRYVIEW 5700, DRYVIEW 5950 & DRYVIEW 6950 laser printers. The DRYVIEW 6950 Laser imagers’ extremely sharp 650 ppi resolution on every film size, provides exceptional image quality for general radiography and mammography.
The highlight of the exhibit was Carestream’s award winning OnSight 3D Extremity System which produces detailed three-dimensional cross sectional images of injuries to bone or soft tissue in upper and lower extremities. It performs both 2D and 3D extremity exams which includes weight-bearing studies, thus enabling physicians to view these body parts under natural load. A huge advantage to the patient is reduced radiation exposure which is 50% lower than that of standard full-body CT.
“From design features that ensure patient comfort and convenience… to technologies that allow patients to view and manage their diagnostic images… and X-ray systems that enable rapid diagnosis and timely treatment…our advanced solutions support our customers in delivering true Patient-Centered Care. This focus has enabled us to develop products like the MyVue Centre Self Service Kiosk, Onsight 3D Extremity System , Vue Clinical Collaboration platform and several other products. In 2018, we will continue to deliver on our promise of helping customers do their jobs better, faster and more cost- effectively” said Sushant Kinra, Managing Director, Carestream India.
Products displayed though this interactive touch wall, coupled with new products on the floor highlighted the company’s focus on creating inventive and elegant solutions that offer customers a smarter way forward.