Carestream’s Vue Clinical Collaboration Platform is one step ahead of the game. Starting with our 184.108.40.206 release, our platform allows DICOM parsing that changes the brightness and contrast of color images to gain better visualization of these images on grayscale-calibrated displays coming from other vendors.
What does this mean for patient care?
While there is currently no formal standard for ensuring consistent visualization of color for imaging modalities, many agree that color is becoming more and more important in medical imaging today in order to ensure the proper diagnosis.
While in previous times, most images were in grayscale, today more and more images include color. Even the smallest difference in color could lead to a different diagnosis.
How can you leverage this?
As long as you are upgraded to the latest release, (starting with 220.127.116.11) a Carestream application specialist can now use tag parsing to pre-define brightness/contrast for specific color images per specific modality. This is similar to the way the window level is set by standard DICOM tags.
You can learn more in the 18.104.22.168 release notes, commenting below, or by reaching out to your HCIS specialist.
You can also read more about the impact of color calibration in this Aunt Minnie Article.