The latest version of Carestream’s DirectView DR and CR software is now commercially available internationally. Incorporating a bone suppression feature that obscures the appearance of posterior ribs and clavicles in a companion image generated from the original exposure, the technology can improve detection of lung nodules and other pathology.

Carestream’s software already enables improved visualization of tubes, PICC lines, and pneumothorax. An IHE dose reporting feature also collects dose information through the IHE radiation dose monitoring profile from all Carestream DR and CR systems and distributes it to a healthcare provider’s PACS.

“Our new software collects radiation dose details from our CR and DR systems and sends this data to PACS systems that support the IHE dose monitoring profile,” said Helen Titus, Carestream’s marketing director of X-ray solutions. “We are one of the first companies to provide radiation exposure data for CR and DR systems using the IHE profile. This information can then be linked to management systems that enable dose monitoring and reporting for each patient.”

The software allows a single console to support a pair of systems (one CR and one DR system, or two CR systems). Users can identify CR cassettes or DR detectors, view patient demographics, and review images. The software is available for Carestream DRX systems and DirectView Classic, Elite, and Max CR systems. For more information, visit Carestream.