News | Enterprise Imaging | November 07, 2017

New York Radiology Practice Installs Carestream Image Management Platform to Expedite Reporting

Group reads 500,000 medical imaging studies annually

New York Radiology Practice Installs Carestream Image Management Platform to Expedite Reporting

November 7, 2017 — Radiologic Associates P.C., Middletown, N.Y.,  recently upgraded to Carestream’s Clinical Collaboration Platform to deliver enterprise imaging and vendor-neutral archiving. The health system also added Carestream’s Vue Motion enterprise viewer module to deliver enhanced service to physicians at dozens of area hospitals and imaging centers in the Hudson Valley. The group’s 28 radiologists read 500,000 diagnostic imaging studies a year.

“Our new enterprise imaging platform equips radiologists with faster access to imaging studies, which enhances productivity while providing even more responsive delivery of radiology reports,” said Andrew Mazzella, CEO of Radiologic Associates. “It also enables reading of 3-D and tomosynthesis exams on our native PACS [picture archiving and communication system] workstations, which lowers costs and enhances efficiency.”

The group provides radiologists for onsite reading at facilities with larger imaging volumes, as well as radiologists who perform remote reading and provide after-hours support.

Mazzella added that now radiologists who read from home experience the same rapid response times when accessing current and prior imaging studies and patient data as those who read at an imaging provider’s site.

“Teleradiology is a significant part of our workflow and our radiologists’ accurate and responsive reporting has allowed us to maintain contracts with hospitals for dozens of years. We partner with the imaging services providers we serve and work very hard to make sure that we understand and address their needs,” Mazzella explained.  

The organization implemented the Carestream enterprise viewer a few months ago to equip physicians with the ability to access patient images and clinical data on iPads and other U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved mobile devices. The viewer offers convenient access to a patient’s current and past imaging exams and clinical history that can include videos, waveforms and reports.   

“Today more than 100 physicians use the Vue Motion enterprise viewer to review imaging studies on their iPads and other mobile devices,” noted Robert Cannistra, the group’s director of information technology (IT). “These physicians contact radiologists and orthopaedic surgeons or other specialists to ask questions or discuss unusual findings, which can help enhance patient care.”

Cannistra added that the use of Carestream’s enterprise viewer “has significantly improved physicians’ overall satisfaction with Radiologic Associates’ imaging services.”

Radiologic Associates stores 100 terabytes of radiology images on Carestream’s enterprise archive module of its Clinical Collaboration Platform, which offers secure primary and secondary systems to ensure 24/7/365 access. A load balancer allows a seamless transfer between primary and secondary systems when needed.

For more information: www.carestream.com

Related Content

Partners HealthCare Chooses Visage 7 for Enterprise Imaging
News | Enterprise Imaging | January 18, 2019
Visage Imaging Inc. announced the signing of Partners HealthCare, the largest health system in Massachusetts, for...
Seamless Interoperability – Fact or Fiction? This webinar will show how Nemours Children’s Health System adoption of ScImage’s PICOM365 Enterprise PACS  improved workflow. The product will be highlighted at HIMSS 2019.
Sponsored Content | Webinar | PACS | January 17, 2019
This ScImage-sponsored ITN/DAIC webinar will be held at 2 p.m. Eastern time, Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019.
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital Partners With Philips for Health IT and Clinical Informatics
News | Enterprise Imaging | January 16, 2019
Philips announced that NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital has chosen to implement the company’s IntelliSpace Enterprise...
Sponsored Content | Videos | Enterprise Imaging | January 14, 2019
ITN Contributing Editor Greg Freiherr offers an overview of enterprise
AI Approach Outperformed Human Experts in Identifying Cervical Precancer
News | Digital Pathology | January 10, 2019
January 10, 2019 — A research team led by investigators from the National Institutes of Health and Global Good has de
Artificial intelligence, also called deep learning and machine learning, was the hottest topic at the 2018 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)) meeting.

Artificial intelligence was the hottest topic at the 2018 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)) meeting, which included a large area with its own presentation therater set asside for AI vendors.

Feature | Artificial Intelligence | January 10, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor
Hands down, the hottest topic in radiology the past two years has been the implementation of...
Sponsored Content | Videos | Digital Radiography (DR) | January 10, 2019
ITN Contributing Editor Greg Freiherr discusses how advances in digital technology are giving new meaning to the term...
Pacific Northwest VA Network Selects Carestream as Enterprise PACS Supplier
News | PACS | January 08, 2019
Carestream has been awarded a multimillion-dollar healthcare information technology (IT) contract for Veterans Affairs...
Sponsored Content | Videos | Flat Panel Displays | December 25, 2018
EIZO, which means image in Japanese, is a visual technology company that develops and manufactures high-end display s