The Johns Hopkins Health System has purchased Carestream Health’s Vue PACS to support multi-site reading of imaging exams and sharing of diagnostic information, the company has announced. The Johns Hopkins Hospital has been rated first in the nation for 21 consecutive years by U.S. News & World Report.
Since the founding of the hospital in 1889, Johns Hopkins Medicine has grown to encompass six academic and community hospitals, four suburban healthcare and surgery centers, and over 30 primary healthcare outpatient sites. Staff of the health system selected Carestream after evaluating major PACS suppliers and conducting multi-week, on-site evaluations of the finalists. Vue PACS will be used at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, and two outpatient imaging centers.
Vue PACS provides tools for segmentation and bookmarking of cancerous lesions while automatically registering 3D datasets to identify subtle changes in anatomy. The system also supports reading of all breast imaging modalities, including digital breast tomosynthesis.
“Our latest PACS platform is designed to support large, multi-site reading environments and provide the advanced reading tools required by leading facilities like the Johns Hopkins Health System that deliver highly specialized care,” said Diana L. Nole, president of digital medical solutions for Carestream. “In addition, we have committed to developing the next generation of innovative radiology-based IT solutions to address the evolving needs of Johns Hopkins Medicine.”