Carestream has developed oncology workflow tools for PET/CT studies on its enterprise image management system. Delivering both quantitative and qualitative information to help expedite the reading process, the new tools aid in tumor detection and tracking.

The company’s new CT perfusion and subtraction modules contain tools to ease the process of analyzing and comparing 3D, CT perfusion, and digital subtraction angiography (DSA) images. This equips users to study CT brain perfusion scans for tissue perfusion and tissue blood volume, while x-ray angiography subtraction capabilities provide a DSA workflow for analyzing vessel blockages in areas with bony or dense soft tissue.

Carestream also developed PET segmentation that allows users to examine tumor standardized uptake values traces on the PET image without the need for a physical trace on a CT exam—a capability that can help physicians detect cancers earlier. The company’s oncology reading workflow includes automatic fusion of PET, SPECT, CT, and MR images; automatic registration between volumetric datasets that provide efficient comparison of multiple time points; bookmarks to catalog lesions and speed future access; and more tools.

Daniel Reizine, MD, a radiologist at the Paris-based Hospital Lariboisière, has tested the tools and says they live up to the hype. “Carestream’s new CT perfusion module that is native to the PACS demonstrated better coherence and consistency of perfusion maps and results and was easy to use,” he says.

For more information about these tools, visit Carestream.