Carestream will participate in a session on breast tomosynthesis at the upcoming Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine 2014 annual meeting in Long Beach, Calif. “Problems and Solutions in Breast Tomosynthesis” will be held Thursday, May 15, from 12:00 to 1:00 pm in the Innovation Theater of Exhibit Hall B at the Long Beach Convention Center.

Ron Muscosky, Carestream’s worldwide product line manager for healthcare information solutions, will discuss the challenges of implementing the technology with workstations, PACS, and vendor neutral archives during a session moderated by Matthew B. Morgan, MD, University of Utah Health Sciences Center.

Carestream offers a DBT module accessible from its Vue Motion workstation and Vue PACS and providing tools to compare 2D and 3D datasets. The system also enables display of DICOM-compliant 2D synthetic views derived from the 3D dataset, reducing imaging expenses and patient dose.

The session will include:

  • A discussion of additional challenges posed by DBT images (as compared to conventional full-field digital mammography) for acquisition, storage, distribution, compression, display, CAD, and long-term archiving
  • Review of the breast tomosynthesis DICOM standard
  • Identification of requirements needed to support DBT, such as PACS, vendor-neutral archiving, cloud storage, and local/remote/CD viewers

For more information, visit Carestream’s SIM page.