US_NavyMercy1500The U.S. Navy has chosen to adopt Carestream Health’s picture archiving and communications system (PACS) for use on its USNS Mercy, the lead ship in her class of hospital ships. It is equipped with a total of 1,000 patient beds, with 80 beds in its intensive care wards and 12 operating rooms.

Based out of San Diego, Calif, the ship provides acute medical and surgical services for Navy, Army, Air Force and Marine forces deployed on land or sea throughout the world. It also provides medical services, including imaging, laboratory testing, physical therapy and burn care, for humanitarian relief efforts and victims of disasters.

Authorized for use in U.S. Navy medical facilities, Carestream’s Vue PACS meets strict product security requirements required by the Navy’s Department of Defense Information Assurance Certification and Accreditation Process certification process. According to the company, it has the only PACS and reporting systems that are DIACAP approved for use on a U.S. Navy network.

Carestream’s Vue Reporting module features native voice recognition to streamline the reporting process. It also communicates diagnostic results to radiology information systems or other PACS systems. Vue PACS allows physicians to read diagnostic exams from multiple sites and share radiology information in order to determine the best treatment for each patient’s condition.

Carestream’s X-ray products and healthcare IT systems are also used by the U.S. Government’s Veterans Integrated Service Networks, U.S. Army, and U.S. Air Force.


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