It’s Time to Upgrade your PACS to v12 When….

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Your clinical users are asking for tools like...

  • Multimedia reports with embedded links to key image findings
  • Oncology workflow with lesion management tools
  • New clinical applications (Perfusion, Subtraction, Tomosynthesis)
  • Modular enterprise imaging platform to manage images, video and waveform clinical data
  • Viewing DICOM and non-DICOM clinical data side by side


And when your enterprise needs to…

  • Integrate clinical images with your EMR
  • Collaborate with referring physicians
  • Enable distribution of images to patients
  • Image-enable the enterprise beyond radiology
  • Start new clinical services (Teleradiology, Teleconsultation)




Vue for Clinical Collaboration Platform is more than just a PACS engine.

Carestream’s latest V12 software is built for enterprise clinical collaboration—the ability of healthcare professionals to improve patient outcomes through better information access. The modules of Clinical Collaboration Platform support better communication among healthcare stakeholders: clinicians, administrators, and patients. Multi-site workflow and integration with an EMR becomes much easier with the upgrade to 12.x. It is ready for the collaborative healthcare environment of today and of the future.

Carestream’s latest release is designed to please on all fronts. Depending on where you are today, upgrading to V12.x will build on your investment by adding speed, security and many clinical features physicians will love.


Carestream’s Vue for Clinical Collaboration Platform gives you all the tools.

V12 enterprise imaging platform architecture is built around a unified, standards-based “VNA-grade” back end and workflow manager supporting a multi-site, multi-modality and multi-domain viewing (with native post processing), reading and multi-media reporting solution. The “VNA-grade” back end manages both DICOM and non-DICOM clinical data and supports a variety of interfaces covering both legacy standards (DICOM, HL7) as well as emerging ones (such as XDS, DICOMWeb, FHIR). Hence, interface with a third-party system is easy—just plug and play, using the latest standard sets. This architecture offers modular services that can be turned on based on your needs—with minimal implementation time. These can include your diagnostic viewer, enterprise viewer, patient portal, image sharing, image enabling the EMR, VNA or interactive multimedia reporting.

Starting with version 12, the base offering includes our VNA-grade back end, from which a variety of services can be switched on based on your clinical needs as they arise.


Ready for the future.

V12 is compatible with the latest browsers, operating systems and IT infrastructure, and doesn’t rely on legacy software and infrastructure.


Lower total cost of ownership is the goal.

Customers leveraging the unified enterprise imaging platform of Carestream get the benefit of lower total cost of ownership by reducing the additional deployment time, interface costs, and by simplifying ongoing maintenance, not from just the technical aspect, but also from the administrative one.

The Clinical Collaboration Platform creates an enterprise-wide imaging patient record and manages workflow starting with acquisition, interpretation, reporting and distribution. The platform is agnostic to data format and protocols, and can be integrated with the EMR both from image acquisition and image sharing points of view.


What does this mean for my workflow?

V12 offers many updates to your current PACS workflow capability and enterprise image management. If you’d like to know more about how it can work for you, connect with your fellow users on VIBE who may have already upgraded. Or contact your Carestream representative.


By: Kiran Krishnamurthy

Worldwide Product Line Manager

Healthcare Information Solutions