The future of medical imaging and the welfare of patients dictate that patient images are exchanged easily and rapidly across the enterprise. Ideally, patient images are part of the electronic medical record, but certainly this exchange must be effective within and among PACS, as well as RIS, HIS and other information systems. Installed PACS, however, may not be up to this task. Yet replacing a PACS system can be very expensive and disruptive. Carestream Vue can serve as the one and only PACS for a facility. Or it can work with an existing PACS, conserving resources at the facility that uses a legacy system as an archive for already stored studies.
Image-enabling the enterprise