Carestream Health just got a nod from the FDA that marks a first in the industry. The company has received FDA approval for use of its Vue Motion image viewer for clinical reading of medical X-ray exams using iPhone 4s, iPad 2, Galaxy Note® and Galaxy S® III mobile devices.

According to the vendor, Carestream is the first enterprise-level healthcare IT supplier to receive its FDA clearance for image reading on more than one mobile platform and operating system.

Combined with DICOM including native 3D server-side rendering as well as non-DICOM display,Vue Motion is well positioned as a universal clinical viewer.

During diagnostic image review, Carestream recommends frequent and concurrent usage of Vue Motion viewing tools such as zoom, pan, and window level adjustments. This will help maximize image contrast and detail sharpness of each image displayed using Vue Motion on portable and mobile devices. Caution should be taken while viewing CR and DR images to ensure optimal contrast and detail sharpness, according to the vendor.