According to a press release, Carestream is now the first company approved to provide the latest Picture Archiving and Communications Systems (PACS) for use in US Navy medical facilities as a result of meeting some of the most stringent product security requirements for the Navys DIACAP certification process.

Carestream has received an official ATO (Authorization to Operate) from The Department of Defense (DoD) Information Assurance Certification and Accreditation Process (DIACAP) that enables the Navy to implement Carestream’s Vue PACS at any Naval Medical Treatment Facility across the globe.

DIACAP is a process by which information systems are tested and certified for compliance with DoD security requirements and accredited for operation.

PACS are used by hospitals, clinics and medical practices to store, manage and access patient medical images and information. As the only PACS now DIACAP approved to reside on a U.S. Navy network, Carestream’s Vue PACS can support multi-site reading of diagnostic exams and sharing of radiology information to help physicians determine the best treatment for each patient’s condition.

With the diagnostic viewing capabilities of Carestream’s Vue PACS, users can consolidate the reading of all medical imaging exams onto a single platform, which can boost productivity while simplifying operations and support. Its scalable, Web-enabled platform integrates smoothly with complex environments and complies with XDS, HL7, DICOM and IHE standards.

Carestream Vue PACS offers radiology reading tools such as MPR, MIP, MinIP, volume rendering, tissue definition, vessel tracking and cardiac analysis. The PACS can automatically register 3D imaging data sets (such as MR and CT) to help highlight subtle changes in anatomy and improve clinical collaboration.

Vue PACS also provides lesion management as a native clinical tool that can simplify the comparison process between different data sets and supports oncology follow-up with bookmarking and tracking of general anatomy over time.

As part of Carestream’s “Knowing Matters” customer strategy, Carestream’s Vue portfolio of healthcare IT solutions is designed to offer greater value and insight for clinicians, foster collaboration, control costs and streamline dataflow. The company’s Vue solutions amplify the clinical, business and IT value of radiology services.

Carestream’s X-ray products and healthcare IT systems are used by the US Government’s Veterans Integrated Service Networks, the US Army and U.S. Air Force, as well as by many foreign governments around the world.

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