Carestream has announced that it is the first company approved to provide the latest picture archiving and communications systems (PACS) for use in US Navy medical facilities. The approval comes as a result of meeting some of the most stringent product security requirements for the Navy’s DIACAP certification process, the company says.

While security testing of new systems typically occurs in a lab environment, Carestream’s PACS—along with its cardiology PACS feature—was tested in an extremely complex environment at one of the largest Department of Defense hospitals, which performs more than 300,000 radiology exams per year. Carestream’s native reporting application—a voice-recognition and reporting feature that allows remote reading by radiologists, which expedites the delivery of radiology reports and helped eliminate transcription costs—was also included in the Navy’s field testing process.

For more information, read the Carestream press release.