Health & Quantum Medical Imaging Team up
An enhanced configuration on display at the Carestream Health booth at this year’s RSNA, was the Quantum Medical Imaging Q-Rad Floor Mounted system which is now available with the wireless, cassette-size CARESTREAM DRx-1 detector from Carestream Health. This system is designed for high patient volumes within radiology departments, imaging centres, orthopaedic facilities, surgery centres and urgent care clinics. Beginning early in 2011, Carestream Health will sell the system in international markets and through its U.S. sales organisation as the CARESTREAM DRx QRad Floor Mounted System.
Carestream Health also will offer the system in the U.S. though its dealer network as the Quantum Q-Rad Digital DRx Series. QRad- Digital systems are feature-rich and provide full patient positioning functionality. These digital radiographic systems deliver precision and reliability through advanced integration design and features, such as TechVision. In addition these systems include innovations, such as the 650 lb. patient weight table capacity, rotating DR-Trays for easy positioning of a wireless digital cassette, FAIL-SAFE electromagnetic braking systems, collision avoidance electronics and EZ-Glide handle controls. These and other features allow clinicians to capture high quality images during an examination, which can lead to improved patient care.
RIS Enables Facilities to Adjust to Changing Needs
The CARESTREAM RIS platform was also on display. This high-tech system equips healthcare providers to quickly and easily adapt data capture and workflow to address meaningful use requirements and other changes in healthcare practices and regulations worldwide. At the RSNA, the company demonstrated its ability to capture and share specific data required to meet U.S. Federal Government guidelines for meaningful use. The company plans to submit an application for certification of its RIS as an EHR module that meets meaningful use criteria in the first half of 2011. Due to its built-in flexibility, CARESTREAM RIS can meet the meaningful use initiative without requiring a new software release.
“Being able to redefine RIS workflows allows healthcare facilities to respond to government regulations including meaningful use, as well as adjust processes to satisfy emerging business needs,” said Diana L. Nole, President, Digital Medical Solutions, Carestream Health. “Our RIS also offers advanced business intelligence tools that can help imaging centres, hospitals and healthcare systems of all sizes improve productivity, efficiency and profitability.”